Join us October 13th for Policy Hacking with Farm&City: Safe Routes to School — Cancelled due to COVID

Policy Hacking: Safe Routes to School

CANCELLED – we apologize for the late notice, but due to our team being exposed to COVID, for the sake of public health, and to let our team isolate and recover, we have cancelled the Oct 13th Policy Hacking.

We will be back next Month on the first Thursday – November 3rd – as usual.

We think every kid in Texas (really everywhere) deserves to live the freedom of feeling and being safe walking, biking, using their wheelchair, or riding in cars and transit in their neighborhood and around their school.

Unfortunately, we’re not there.

However, because of the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Texas Department of Transportation’s new ten year plan includes an almost doubling of funding for Transportation Alternatives – the bucket of funding that includes Safe Routes to School – to $1.7 billion over ten years.

Cities and communities across Texas have different levels of Safe Routes to School plans and funding. We encourage every community to invest in planning and equitable community engagement to ensure that ramping up funding will benefit as many children, teachers, parents, and communities as possible.

Join us for a discussion with some of the leaders of the Safe Routes to Schools space in Texas and New Mexico.

Policy Hacking with Farm&City: Safe Routes to School

Thursday, Oct 13th at 4pm Central / 3pm Mountain

Amir Emamian, City of Austin
Ashleigh Curry, Las Cruces Public Schools
Noah Heath, Texas Department of Transportation
Jay Blazek Crossley, Farm&City

This will be a hybrid event that is free and open to the public.

Please register to join us virtually via ZOOM

Or RSVP and join us in-person at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin.
Capital Factory is located in the Austin Centre building at 7th and Brazos in the middle of downtown Austin, Texas.

     Capital Factory
     701 Brazos Street
     Austin, TX 78701

Our Policy Hacking meetup will be held on the 1st floor in Devvie this year. Enter the large Capital Factory space from the main lobby. From the reception desk, head to your left to get to Devvie.

Light snacks and drinks will be available for in-person guests. Please follow CDC guidelines out of respect for the other humans around you.

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Policy Hacking with Farm&City is a monthly gathering designed to engage and support citizen advocacy in local communities. Farm&City is committed to building these networking opportunities and facilitating dialogue that will shift the paradigm of growth and development toward greater sustainability and equity in Texas.

Held the first Thursday of every month, Policy Hacking with Farm&City is free and open to the public.

If you like events like Policy Hacking, or our other work across the state, you can support Farm&City by DONATING TODAY