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Safe Routes to School National Course

  • Community Health Facility 200 Maine St Lawrence, KS, 66044 United States (map)

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Join community leaders, school officials, public health, transportation and public works professionals, law enforcement officers, parents and neighbors for this opportunity for Lawrence elementary and middle schools.
The course is offered free of charge, with refreshments, snacks and lunch provided.

Overview of course agenda and course faculty:

  • Why safe routes to school matters: Safety, health and transportation issues
  • Field exercise of school campus and surrounding area
  • Perspectives from local stakeholders
  • Engineering strategies
  • Pick-up and drop-off area strategies
  • Identification and education strategies
  • Enforcement strategies
  • Action steps to develop a comprehensive, citywide SRTS plan

Mike Cynecki – Master Instructor: Mike is a Project Manager for Lee Engineering, LLC in Phoenix, AZ. He has been a traffic engineer for more than 34 years, retiring from the City of Phoenix in 2011 where he worked in the Street Transportation Department for 26 years. He has extensive experience working with school safety programs, crossing guard training, and SRTS programs for the 500 schools in Phoenix has afforded him a
wealth of knowledge on effective SRTS program strategies. Mike attended the SRTS National Course Instructor training in Tucson, AZ in 2005 and has been a Master Instructor since 2006. (

Melody Geraci – Master Instructor: Melody has worked in the not-for-profit sector for most of her career, and has been with the Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) in Chicago, IL since 2005. As Deputy Director of Programs at ATA, she serves as a top-level leader and manager in areas including programs and operations management, contracts and grants development and administration, and organizational development. She has extensive experience with local SRTS programs, having previously served as ATA’s SRTS Director for three years. Melody attended the SRTS National Course Instructor training in Baton Rouge, LA in 2006 and has been a Master Instructor since 2007. (

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