The National Center for Safe Routes to School now offers several SRTS-related materials in Spanish on the Center's Web site.
To access Spanish-language pedestrian safety tip sheets, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/education-tip-sheets.
To access Spanish-language SRTS talking points, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/marketing-tip-sheets.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a promotional video to highlight the reasons "Why Safe Routes to School Matter." The video highlights 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 this issue.
Safe Routes Snapshots provides a brief profile of a Safe Routes to School state or local program that highlights a particular success or issue the program faced. To submit your program for Safe Routes Snapshots, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrating Safe Routes to School within education at the State level
The Delaware Safe Routes to School program will be collaborating with the state's Department of Education to work towards integrating Safe Routes to School within the schools at the state level.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a new PowerPoint presentation entitled "Safe Routes to School: Improving Health, Safety and Transportation." NCSRTS developed the presentation as a tool to promote safe walking and bicycling to school and to give an overview of the basics of Safe Routes to School. The presentation reviews the reasons why walking and bicycling to school has decreased in the US, the consequences of this decrease and the ways Safe Routes to School are a part of the solution.
Communities around the country continue to organize and enhance their Safe Routes to School programs, but for some, knowing the logistics of how to move forward can be confusing. The National Center for Safe Routes to School has a number of training programs and courses designed to bring success to every element of a Safe Routes to School program. Soon, the "Local Skills" training will be launched in a full-scale effort, adding to the host of Safe Routes training options.
Pedestrian-related fatalities among adults in the American Indian community are significantly higher than those of Caucasians or African Americans — 3.5 times higher. For children, the numbers are even more shocking with the fatality rate being four times that of the overall population.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership presented the 1st Safe Routes to School National Conference, November 5–7, in Dearborn, Michigan.
Attended by a sell-out crowd of 400 people from around the U.S., the conference included Safe Routes to School local practitioners from a variety of disciplines including law enforcement, education, government, transportation, engineering and others.
The following is a brief compilation of Safe Routes to School-related news stories from across the country. Web links to the following news stories are time sensitive, so some stories may not be accessible after the initial publication date or may require registration.
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