Education

Good Practices Guide for Bicycle Safety Education

The Good Practices Guide is a useful resource for educators who plan to develop bicycle safety education programs, or selecting the most effective existing bicycle safety education program for their curriculum needs.

The Good Practices Guide contains:

* 16 cases of bicycle safety education programs, describing the various components and what aspects were and were not successful.

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration

Spanish-language Tips for Walking Safely to School

The Tips for Walking Safely to School offers children helpful messages and guidances on safe ways to walk to school. Topics include:

  • Walking together
  • Being visible
  • Looking for traffic
  • Crossing the street safely

For parents and adults, there is a Tips for Parents and Other Adults For Teaching Pedestrian Safety to Children.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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California Walk to School Headquarters

The Walk to School Headquarters offer resources to encourage more adults and children to walk and bike to school together to raise awareness about:

Authoring Organization: 
California Center for Physical Activity, CA Dept. of Health Services

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Safe Routes to School

Website offers a host of downloadable Safe Routes to School related files including:

Authoring Organization: 
Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control, California Department of Health Services

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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project (OPSP) website provides resources and links to information on developing, organizing and running a Safe Routes to School program. The information is classified according to the following 3 toolkits:

  • Principal/Organizer Toolkit
  • Teachers Toolkit
  • Parents Toolkit
Authoring Organization: 
Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project, City of Oakland

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Safe Routes to School

Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) coordinates the efforts of 20 agency and community partners, including the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, the PTA Safety Committee, various government and law enforcement agencies, Traffic Solutions and the Diabetes Resource Center. COAST's website offers information to help develop a school zone safety area, a public awareness program, and an education and safety-training program.

Authoring Organization: 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation

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Safety Zone Activity Book

A fun filled book filled with colorful graphics and pedestrain safety messages aimed at children.

Authoring Organization: 
Hudson Transit Management Authority

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Walk to School Colorado resource kit

Walk to School Colorado Tool Kit - Tips for producing a successful Walk to School Day event. Contents include: Walk to School Day, Walk to School Programs, Media, Walkability Checklist, Bikeability Checklist, Walk to School Survey, Walk to School Evaluation, Walk to School Colorado Graphic, Walk to School Initiatives Booklet.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environme

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What materials do you have in Spanish?

The National Center maintains a number of resources available in Spanish. These include the following:

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Walking for Health and the Environment Curriculum

This curriculum was created for Massachusetts teachers who want to help children learn about the connections between walking, health, and environmental quality, whether or not their school is operating a walk-to-school program.

Authoring Organization: 
Walk Boston and Eastern Research Group

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