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:
“Starting a SRTS Program with Zero Funds”
Presented by Ian Thomas, Executive Director, PedNet Coalition
March 18, 2008 at 2PM EST AND March 19, 2008 at 8PM EST
To register for the Webinar, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/events-and training/SRTS-webinars.
During the hour-long Webinar, Thomas will share the successes of the PedNet Coalition’s Safe Routes to School Program. Based in Columbia, Missouri, the PedNet Coalition began as an all-volunteer, grassroots group with the goal of promoting healthy lifestyles, economic vitality and a sustainable transportation system, through an increased emphasis on active modes of travel for local journeys.
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.
Future topics within the Safe Routes Coaching Action Network Webinar Series include:
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.