Encouragement

Eight Reasons Kids Reckon they should Walk to School

This is a great flyer of kids expressing in their own words and artwork the value of walking to school. It is fun and inspirational. This document lists the following 8 reasons and provides detials for each:

1. Walking is an Adventure

2. Sense of Place

3. Sensitivity to the Environment

4. Enriched Social Relationships

5. Learning Better and Creative Stimuli

6. Safety & Independent Mobility

7. Taking Risks & Growing Up

Authoring Organization: 
Creative Communities International

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Is the Walking School Bus stalled in an evolutionary cul-de-sac?

"This article argues that in many circumstances the Walking Bus has outlived its usefulness and in some circumstances has become counter-productive. It argues that it is time to let the Walking Bus evolve and give birth to some evolutionary adaptations."

Authoring Organization: 
David Engwicht

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School Administrator's Guide to School Walk Routes and Student Pedestrian Safety

Authoring Organization: 
Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Washington State DOT

Montgomery County, MD Pedestrian Safety

The Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety site details the extensive education campaigns that have been conducted over the past years. Other resources include a safety quiz and tips, local news and events, and project descriptions.

Authoring Organization: 
Montgomery County

California Walk to School Day Walkability Checklist

Checklist developed by the California Walk to School Headquarters to promote walking to school, identify barriers, and collect behavioral data about walking to school.

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters

Neighborhood Site Assessment

This survey is part of the Florida Safe Ways to School Tool Kit developed in the late 1990s by Linda B. Crider for the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program, a Safety Program of the Florida Department of Transportation.

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program

National Safety Council Partnership for a Walkable America

The Partnership for a Walkable America (PWA) is a national coalition working to improve the conditions for walking in America and to increase the number of Americans who walk regularly. The members are national governmental agencies and non-profit organizations concerned about three main areas: Health, Safety and the Environment.

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Institute f

Bicycle Safety Education Resource Center

This Resource Center provides bicycle safety education information for the following groups: Preschool (under age 5), Beginner (ages 5-8), Young (Ages 9-12), teenage (13+), Adult, Senior, Motorists, and Adults Teaching Children.

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas

Volume I summarizes the entire project, providing an overview of the other documents developed during this Federal Highway Administration sponsored project. These include:

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration