Education

Evaluation: Student In-Class Travel Tally

This form will help measure how students get to school and whether the SRTS Program affects trips to and from school. Teachers can use this form to record specific information about how children arrive to and depart from school on two days in a given week. The information this form helps collect will be used to help track the success of SRTS programs across the country.

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Lowcountry Region, South Carolina: Bike rodeos teach students how to ride safely

A bicycle rodeo is really as fun as it sounds.  See how schools in the Lowcountry region are getting the community involved in these hands-on educational events.

Introduction

Bicycle Rodeos teach children how to ride bikes safely. Whether held during the school day, as part of an after-school activity, or as a weekend event, Bike Rodeos are always a student favorite! The South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center has supported numerous Bicycle Rodeos and has resources to help community organizers and schools hold their own rodeos.

Midlands Region, South Carolina: Safety assessments improve overall safety for students

Walk Audits are helping Midlands schools identify opportunities for improvements, receive grants, and improve overall safety for students walking to and from school.

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Upstate Region, South Carolina: Safety Patrol Trainings

Safety Patrol Trainings are proving effective in two Upstate schools.  See how Rosewood Elementary International School & East North Street Academy, among others, made it happen.

Introduction

The South Carolina SRTS Resource Center’s partnership program requires Gold Level Partner Schools to host a safety skills event.  These events come in all shapes and sizes, with the main goal of providing bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in an engaging way. Safety Patrols are groups of students that often assist with the arrival and dismissal process at many schools and serve as role models for other students. That said, Safety Patrols were an obvious audience for additional and effective safety trainings.

Walk to School Day 2013 Sets New Registration Record

Date set for 2014 event

From all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 4,447 schools registered Walk to School Day events, setting a new participation record. To see which schools celebrated Walk to School Day 2013, go to www.walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-walking/2013.

Welcome Children Back to School with a Safer Journey

Schools across the country are back in session and Walk to School Day is right around the corner, making September a great time to teach pedestrian safety.

SRTS National Conference Sets Record, Makes Presentations Available Online

What do a walking street sign, a rolling beetle, 650 Safe Routes to School practitioners, and 135 PowerPoint presentations have in common? The Safe Routes to School National Conference!

A word cloud generated from session titles of the 4th SRTS National Conference, held August 13-15, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif.

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