Education

Free Pedestrian Safety Webinar Available in Spanish

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center will present a Spanish-language Webinar based on a resource developed by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and National Center for Safe Routes to School with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

When and where is the next SRTS National Conference?

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Conference is held every other year and is co-sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (the National Center) and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

The location and time of the next National Conference are yet to be determined.  Sign up for our Safe Routes Matters Newsletter to stay up-to-date on topics related to the conference and more. 

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SRTS Education Grant Documentary from Fayetteville, Arkansas

Kids on Wheels documents the 2011 pilot year of Bike ED, a bicycle education program at all nine public elementary schools in Fayetteville, Arkansas conducted by the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks with a grant from Arkansas Safe Routes to School. Produced by Dan Dean and Ekaterina Romanova.

 

Authoring Organization: 
Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks

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Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum Teachers Guide

The Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teaches and encourages pedestrian safety for students grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. It is organized into five lessons: walking near traffic, crossing streets, crossing intersections, parking lot safety, and school bus safety. Each lesson builds upon previous set of skills learned.

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Safe Routes to School and Health: Understanding the Physical Activity Benefits of Walking and Bicycling to School

Walking and biking are two of the easiest ways to be active. The National Center has prepared a new research-based resource that specifically looks at the potential physical activity benefits of a SRTS program and describes strategies for measuring those benefits.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
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Safe Routes to School Noteworthy Practices Guide: A Compendium of State SRTS Program Practices

In 2005, the United States Congress established the national Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in Section 1404 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Through a combination of engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation strategies, the program was developed to address traffic safety, traffic congestion and air quality issues around schools, while also acknowledging the health benefits of active school travel.

Working Together to Advance Safe Routes to School

Have you ever been confused about who does what to advance Safe Routes to School?

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership
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Pierre, South Dakota: Walk to School Day Event

Pierre, S.D., is a rural town with approximately 13,000 residents. One of its local elementary schools, Jefferson Elementary School, has more than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Introduction

Pierre, S.D., is a rural town with approximately 13,000 residents. One of its local elementary schools, Jefferson Elementary School, has more than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2003, the Jefferson Elementary Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) wanted to implement a program designed to encourage healthy behavior in the students. The PTA decided that yearly Walk to School Day events would be the best encouragement program for the students.

New Resource from Edutopia: Home-to-School Connections Guide: Tips, Tech Tools, and Strategies for Improving Family-to-School Communication

The National Center was recently featured in a Classroom Resource Guide published by Edutopia, an organization that "provides educators 21st-century strategies, tools, and resources to help children learn." As most Safe Routes to School organizers are involved in education some way or another, we thought this resource may value to many of you and wanted to share this information.

New Resource from the National Center: Winter 2010 SRTS Program Tracking Brief

Winter 2010 Snapshot: States Continue to Grow Their SRTS Programs