Education

National Center for Safe Routes to School launches research program

The National Center for Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) has launched a comprehensive national research program to determine the impact of Safe Routes to School programs. The research program will result in the collection of nationwide SRTS-related data and the identification of effective SRTS strategies.

Elements of the research program include:

Tips for Creating Walking and Bicycling Route Maps

Tips for Creating Walking and Bicycling Route Maps

One of the best ways to encourage more children to walk and bicycle to school is to provide families with the information they need to determine the best routes taking into account both safety and convenience. Once basic safety issues in the area around the school have been addressed, the following tips can help families and schools create maps for walking or bicycling to school.

Education: Personal Security and Safe Routes to School

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS

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Education: Teaching Children to Walk Safely as They Grow and Develop

Walking, first as a child holding the hand of a caring adult, is a form of transportation used throughout life. Being able to walk safely is an important skill that needs to be developed over time, starting with those first hand-held walks. This guide is intended to help parents and caregivers match their guidance and expectations with their children's abilities.

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS

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Education: SRTS Guide

Education is one of the complementary strategies in a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. Education activities include teaching pedestrian, bicyclist and traffic safety and creating awareness of the benefits and goals of SRTS. This chapter of the SRTS Guide describes the safety messages for children, parents, drivers and school neighbor, and the strategies for reaching them.

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Education: Tip Sheets

The following tip sheets offer helpful guidelines for educating parents, teachers and children on safe ways to walk and bike to school.  Tip sheets are in English and Spanish.

(Las siguientes páginas de consejos ofrecen directrices útiles para educar a los padres, maestros y niños sobre formas seguras de caminata y bicicleta a la escuela.  Páginas de consejos estan en inglés y español.)

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS
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Education: Bikeability Checklist

The Bikeabilty Checklist helps give insight into the bikeability of a neighborhood. It contains insightful questions, allowing the user to evaluate a neighborhood's bikeability. In addition to the questions, the Checklist provides both immediate answers and long-term solutions to a neighborhood's potential problems.

Authoring Organization: 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
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Education: Walkability Checklist

The Walkability Checklist helps give insight into the walkability of a neighborhood. It contains insightful questions, allowing the user to evaluate a neighborhood's walkability. In addition to the questions, the Checklist provides both immediate answers and long-term solutions to a neighborhood's potential problems.

Authoring Organization: 
SRTS
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Presentation: SRTS: Improving Health, Safety and Transportation

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

West Virginia: Safe Routes West Virginia

The West Virginia Safe Routes to School (WV-SRTS) program accomplished many goals during the 2007 fiscal year.

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