New Online Parent Survey Feature Saves Local SRTS Programs Time and Money

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (December 1, 2010) ─ Collecting Parent Surveys for Safe Routes to School programs just got easier.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School has launched a new feature which gives local Safe Routes to School programs the ability to collect Parent Survey responses online in both English and Spanish. The online Parent Survey option is a free service that streamlines the data collection and submission processes, and saves local programs administrative time and money.

The new feature enters Parent Survey responses directly into the National Center’s online data system which eliminates the need for additional fee-based survey software. Previously, organizers had to subscribe to Survey Monkey in order to collect responses and then go through additional steps to submit their local data to the National Center.

This online Parent Survey option is offered in addition to the National Center’s free service of processing hard copies of the English and Spanish Parent Surveys.

To see if online surveying is appropriate for your school and for information on how to start using this new feature, visit

Parent Survey results can help local programs determine how to improve opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school, and measure parental attitude changes as local Safe Routes to School programs occur. For more information on collecting local Safe Routes to School data, visit the Data Central section.