MassDOT this month recognized five school and community partners for their achievements at its annual Safe Routes to School forum held in Newton. The following Safe Routes to School partners were recognized for their success in encouraging students to walk or bicycle to school:
Winchester Police Department, Community Collaboration
Jane Feroli of Brockton, Champion of the Year
George Keverian School in Everett, Safe Routes to School Innovation
Lexington Safe Routes to School Program, Safe Routes to School Leadership
Arlington Education Complex, Rookie of the Year for outstanding initial efforts
MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School program provides education and encouragement services at 470 elementary and middle schools, which are attended by nearly 215,000 students in more than 130 municipalities statewide. The program promotes walking and bicycling to school and provides students, parents, and community members with information on the many benefits of walking and bicycling and how to do it safely.
Learn how your school can participate by visiting Safe Routes to School on the web.
Above, left to right: MassDOT Assistant Secretary & Chief of Staff Stephanie Neal-Johnson, John Livsey, Town of Lexington Engineer, Nicole Bova RN, accepting Rookie of the Year Award for the Arlington Education Complex in Lawrence, Officer Tom Groux, Winchester Police Department, Nicole Graffam, Youth & Teen Specialist for the Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care accepting the award for Innovation in Safe Routes Programs on behalf of the Keverian School in Everett, Jane Feroli, Brockton, James Cope, retired MassDOT staff member, and Ned Codd, MassDOT.
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