April 03, 2023

Season 2 Episode 9

Safe Routes to School


marisa jones

Marisa Jones Safe Routes to School

Walking and biking to school should be a common event for America’s kids. But, since 1969, participation rates have plummeted. The National Safe Routes to School Partnership has been working for two decades to reverse the course. Marisa Jones joins us from the Partnership to talk about the organizations ongoing efforts to bring a little more walking and bike riding back into our children’s lives.

Marisa Jones is a public policy professional dedicated to creating more just, healthy places where people of all backgrounds can thrive.  As the Policy and Partnerships Director at Safe Routes Partnership, Marisa Jones collaborates with national organizations, coalitions, partners, and advocates on policy issues that advance Safe Routes to School and improve walkable, bikeable access to parks, grocery stores, and other important community destinations. In partnership with Safe Routes to School programs across the country and combined with academic research and research conducted by Safe Routes Partnership, Marisa provides policy strategy and guidance to state and local Safe Routes to School programs. She leads the Safe Routes Partnership’s legislative strategy on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies. Marisa also leads the organization’s Safe Routes to Parks and active transportation funding program areas.

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