Messages to neighbors depend on local conditions. If there are environmental barriers to safe walking routes, often the neighbors can help.
Messages for neighbors include:
A good time to provide safety messages to drivers is while they are in their motor vehicles near the school such as through signage, enforcement strategies and media:
A variety of strategies can be used to reach parents as they teach their children safety skills, and drive on the school campus and adjacent streets.
In relation to Safe Routes to School (SRTS), parents play a role in their child's safety in three ways: 1. as teachers of safety behaviors, 2. as drivers on the school campus during drop-off and pick-up times, 3. as drivers near the school.
Different messages apply to parents for each of these roles:
1. Parents as teachers
Parents need to know the following:
Two main ways to teach bicycling skills include: bicycle rodeos and bicycle safety training.
Ways to deliver education messages to children include: