The Healthier Iowa Coalition will be taking the momentum gained from the successful passing of Shared Use Legislation and applying it to our new initiative; Improving the health of Iowa’s children by enhancing the infrastructure of communities so children can use active transportation to get to and from school.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
The Healthier Iowa Coalition is dedicated to ensuring safe routes to school. As a federally-funded program, Safe Routes to Schools provides the financial resources to repair sidewalks, hire crossing guards, and remove the barriers that discourage parents from allowing their students to walk to school.
Our Goal: Because Iowa has received limited funds, we are encouraging the state legislature to invest $1.8 million to create a state-funded Safe Routes to School program.