The ‘Safe Routes to School’ project works to increase physical activity through walking and bicycling to school and in daily life. Schools are often the center of community and schools that are accessible by walking and bicycling are especially well positioned for community programs that encourage physical activity.
Shared-use agreements facilitate the ability for an organization to host physical activity programs outside of school hours. In some cases, the school grounds are open for anyone to use the outdoor or indoor facilities. This creates not only daytime but evening and weekend activity at schools increasing the importance of access through walking and bicycling.
This free webinar will introduce you to shared-use agreements and discuss the basics of shared-use agreements. Prince George’s County M-NCPPC – Department of Parks & Recreation will discuss their shared-use agreement with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Finally, the link between share-use agreements and the importance of accessing schools via walking and bicycling will be discussed.
You’re the Cure is working on advancing shared use agreements in DC this year.
You must register in advance:
Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/165517528524785920
Phone number for audio: provided after registration or use your computer speakers
Overview of shared-use agreements:
Marty Martinez, Bay Area Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Share-use case study:
Bill Sheehan, Assistant Chief, Sports, Health & Wellness Division, M-NCPPC – Department of Parks & Recreation
Christine Green, Washington DC, Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership