The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program has recognized five schools/communities for their achievements encouraging students to walk or bicycle to school.
Award recipients include:
Hockomock Area YMCA for Community Collaboration
Town of Marblehead as Champion of the Year
Marion E. Zeh Elementary School in Northborough for Safe Routes to School Innovation
Newman Elementary School in Needham for Safe Routes to School Leadership
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in New Bedford for Rookie of the Year for outstanding initial efforts
Existing Safe Routes to School programs already reach 386 elementary and middle schools representing nearly 180,000 students in 120 municipalities statewide. The program educates students, parents, and community members on the values of walking and bicycling to school. Learn more about Safe Routes to School.
Safe Routes to School 2011 Forum winners and MassDOT celebrate their awards. From left above:
Christine D’Angelo, Zeh School in Northborough, Jim Cope, MassDOT, Susan Whitten, Zeh School in Northborough, Kate Reilly, Town of Marblehead, Kimberly Cohen, Caitlin Hurley, Lauren Marciszyn, and Barbara Zimmer, Hockomock Area YMCA, Tim Rumberger, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in New Bedford, Anne Hayek, Newman Elementary in Needham, Ned Codd, MassDOT.
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