Category: Safe Routes to School

VDOT Safe Routes to School Q&A with Kyle Lawrence

This Q & A was taken from the September 2019 VDOT Safe Routes to School Email Newsletter. You can read the entire newsletter: Click here Friends and Faces: Kyle Lawrence Kyle Lawrence is executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit based in Harrisonburg that advocates for bicycle infrastructure, teaches people how to…
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September 13, 2019 0

Connect Our Schools Update and Action Needed

Another Big milestone is coming up for the Connect Our Schools Project and we need your help to ensure the project stays on track. The City of Harrisonburg heard YOU loud and clear. Our community NEEDS a connected network of greenways and Shared Use Paths. Preparations and behind the scenes work continues for the Connect…
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April 5, 2019 0

Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Reporting

Crashes between cars and bicycles are NOT “accidents.” We are sorry that you were involved in a crash (or witnessed a crash) and we hope that you are safe and OK. We know that our local governments do not have mechanisms in place to always properly track bicycle and pedestrian crashes. Therefore, we hope to…
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March 18, 2019 0

Connect Our Schools Update

On Tuesday, January 23rd, City Council met to discuss the plans for the Connect Our Schools project (also known as the Garbers Church Shared-Use Path project). Many residents came forward to offer their opinions on the most recent proposal of the project, including residents of the Wyndham Woods neighborhood, individuals in neighboring communities, and the…
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February 15, 2018 0

Connect Our Schools Update

From the Daily News Record on January 25, 2018 “Council OKs Shared-Use Path In City” Click to read the article on the DNR webstie ELLIE POTTER Daily News-Record    HARRISONBURG — City staff got the go-ahead Tuesday to begin negotiating with property owners along the proposed Garbers Church Road shared-use path. City Council voted unanimously to allow staff to…
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February 2, 2018 0

Connect Our Schools to Council

City of Harrisonburg Public Works has been making great progress on the Connect Our Schools (Garbers Church Shared Use Paths) initiative and there is another important opportunity for you to help us make it a reality. City Council will vote on Tuesday, January 23 on whether or not to authorize Public Works to grant Right…
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January 20, 2018 0

Action Needed: Connect Our Schools Comments by 11/23

On Thursday evening, November 9, the City of Harrisonburg held a design public hearing on the Connect Our Schools (Garbers Church Shared Use Paths) projects to show the proposed route and receive feedback. At this stage, design work is considered over halfway completed but the right of way has not yet been acquired. With over 70…
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November 20, 2017 0

Connect Our Schools Needs Your Input

With your help, we convinced the City of Harrisonburg to move forward with funding and designing the trails or greenways that comprise the “Connect Our Schools” initiative. The City of Harrisonburg refers to these trails as the Garbers Church Shared Use Paths since they will connect Westover to Thomas Harrison Middle School, to Hillandale, to…
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February 7, 2017 2

Why We Walk To School

The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition wants you to be aware of all the great things going on in our area for biking and walking. Especially as  it involves children. We are fortunate to have a robust Safe Routes to School Program. Thanks to the help of Sentara RMH Community Health, SVBC member, Nathan Barge is our…
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February 8, 2015 1