New SRTS Promotional Tools Available

CHAPEL HILL, NC — The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed two new SRTS promotional tools available on its Web site.

The Center has developed a promotional video to highlight the reasons "Why Safe Routes to School Matter." The Center has also developed an introductory SRTS PowerPoint presentation intended for use by anyone trying to build support for a SRTS program.

Both resources highlight why the United States has seen a decrease in walking and bicycling to school, the consequences of this decrease and the ways Safe Routes to School are a part of the solution.

To download the video files, which can be viewed in Windows Media, QuickTime and Flash video, please visit

To download the PowerPoint presentation, please visit

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.