NCSRTS and ITE to Offer Safe Routes to School Web Seminars

CHAPEL HILL, NC — The National Center for Safe Routes to School is partnering with the Institute of Transportation Engineers to offer a series of Safe Routes to School Web seminars July 10-12, 2007. The series includes:

  • Overview of Safe Routes to School Program
  • Identifying Barriers and Engineering Solutions to Safe Routes to School
  • School Area Traffic Controls

The seminars focus on the transportation professional’s role in creating safe routes to school. At the conclusion of this series the participant will be able to:

  • Understand how the program is funded and what resources are available
  • Recognize barriers that discourage children from walking or bicycling to school
  • Identify short- and long-term engineering solutions to support safer travel in school
    areas
  • Identify various traffic controls used for school areas
  • Locate technical resources to support engineering decision-making
    Understand the goals of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program

Registration for the series is $200. Individual course registration is $75 for each module. Early registration closes July 6. To register and for detailed course descriptions, go to www.ite.org/education/webinars.asp.

Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. The Center strives to equip Safe Routes to School programs with the knowledge and technical information to implement safe and successful strategies.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.