Free SRTS Webinar on Making the Case for Safe Routes to School

CHAPEL HILL, NC — America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School present the next Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Webinar. The next topic will be:

“Who Cares About Safe Routes? How to Make the Case in Your Community”
Presented by Kit Keller and Linda Tracy, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
April 29, 2008 at 2PM EST

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

During the hour-long Webinar, Keller and Tracy will present tips for engaging local professionals and organizations for help in planning and implementing a Safe Routes to School program. Many times these individuals are already engaged in the issues surrounding Safe Routes to School, but simply call it by another name.

The Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Webinars are designed to educate individuals and organizations on topics that will assist with successful outreach efforts. The 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.

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.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle 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.