Education

What are the messages for neighbors?

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:

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How can you best reach and educate drivers near school?

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:

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How can we best reach and educate parents about Safe Routes to School?

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.

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What are messages for parents?

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:

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What methods work for educating adults?

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What are ways to teach bicycling skills?


Two main ways to teach bicycling skills include: bicycle rodeos and bicycle safety training.

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What are ways to teach children about topics related to Safe Routes to School?

Ways to deliver education messages to children include:

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