Education

Safe Routes to School Overview Flier

This flier provides overview program information, including the definition of Safe Routes to School, the elements of Safe Routes to School programs, and why Safe Routes to School are important.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will help state and local officials know where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing their existing pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems, analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions. The guide also contains information on how to involve stakeholders, potential sources of funding for implementing projects and how to evaluate projects.

Authoring Organization: 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Pedestrian and Bicycle Image Library

Online database of over 3,000 pedestrian and bicycle-related images available for public use.

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Staying Safe: Exploring Virginia's Roads

A student activity book with over 50 activities (reading ages: 2nd grade to 6th grade) in the areas including: the roadway system, road trip history, passenger safety, work zone safety and pedestrian safety.

A copy can be ordered by e-mailing Joan.Morris@VDOT.Virginia.gov or calling 703-383-2465.

Authoring Organization: 
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

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Making Children's Lives More Active

Children are becoming fatter which has serious implications for their health. One reason is their decreasing levels of physical activity. This is related to their lifestyles and reductions in the amount of walking. This note illustrates these effects and draws conclusions about children's physical activity and car use.

Authoring Organization: 
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London

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Making Children Healthier by Walking

This Power Point presentation covers the following topics and more:

Authoring Organization: 
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
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The Walking Bus Website

The walking bus is the latest safe, fun and healthy way to travel to and from school. Each walking bus had an adult 'driver' at the front and and an adult 'conductor' bringing up the rear. The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' at specific 'bus-stops' along the way.

Authoring Organization: 
Mouchel Parkman, UK

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Portland Traffic Safety Curriculum: Grades 6-8

Curricula - "Kids on the Move" (K-5); Introduction Grades pK - 3; Grades 4 - 5; Appendices; Curricula - "Smart Moves" (6-8); Introduction and How to Use This Curricula; Welcome to PORTLAND KIDS ON THE MOVE, a traffic-safety curriculum with an emphasis on environmental concerns.

Authoring Organization: 
City of Portland Office of Transportation

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Portland Traffic Safety Curriculum: Grades K-5

Curricula - "Kids on the Move" (K-5); Introduction Grades pK - 3; Grades 4 - 5; Appendices; Curricula - "Smart Moves" (6-8); Introduction and How to Use This Curricula; Welcome to PORTLAND KIDS ON THE MOVE, a traffic-safety curriculum with an emphasis on environmental concerns.

Authoring Organization: 
City of Portland Office of Transportation

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