Free Safe Routes to School Webinars to assist outreach efforts

CHAPEL HILL, NC — America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School have developed the Safe Routes Coaching Action Network, which will offer Safe Routes to School Webinars. The free, hour-long Webinars are designed to educate individuals and organizations on topics that will assist with successful outreach efforts. The first Webinar in the series will be:

“Getting Your Story Out”
Presented by David Levinger, President, Mobility Education Foundation
January 29, 2008
2PM EST and 8PM EST

To register and for a detailed Webinar description, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/events-and-training/SRTS-webinars.

The Safe Routes Coaching Action Network will also offer Webinar participants the option to receive a coaching session from America Walks for assistance with their local outreach efforts. By offering follow-up coaching and education, the Network aims to increase the priority of and resources dedicated towards improving Safe Routes to School efforts.

Future topics within the Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Webinar Series include:

  • Starting a Safe Routes to School Program with Zero Funds
  • Working in Latino Communities
  • SRTS Education in Schools
  • “Walk-A-Block” How a PTA Parent Changed a School Environment

America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Its members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area. The mission of America Walks is to foster the development of community-based pedestrian advocacy groups, to educate the public about the benefits of walking, and, when appropriate, to act as a collective voice for walking advocates. For more information, please visit www.americawalks.org.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. Established in May 2006, the Center strives to equip Safe Routes to School programs with the knowledge and technical information to implement safe and successful strategies. The Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.