Encouragement

Be a Safe Bike Driver: Younger Kids

This flyer offers a bicycle safety quiz as a tool for teaching older children how to safely ride their bikes on the road.

The sheet provides two short true/false quizzes to instruct young kids on safe riding practices. The reverse side is a letter to parents.

The site also provides a safety sheet for older kids.

Authoring Organization: 
League of Illinois Bicyclists

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Be a Safe Bike Driver: Older Kids

The 1-page being age appropriate document covers topics such as how the bicyclist should ensure they are seen by the drivers, how to check the bicycle for safety and proper helmet use.

Authoring Organization: 
League of Illinois Bicyclists

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Safe Routes in Action Video

This video outlines the success of a Safe Routes to School program at Foothill Elementary in Boulder, Colorado. The video was developed by the Colorado Safe Routes to School program within the Colorado Department of Transportation. For more information on the Colorado SRTS program, please visit http://www.dot.state.co.us/BikePed/SafeRoutesToSchool.htm.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Safe Routes to School Program

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Good Practices Guide for Bicycle Safety Education

The Good Practices Guide is a useful resource for educators who plan to develop bicycle safety education programs, or selecting the most effective existing bicycle safety education program for their curriculum needs.

The Good Practices Guide contains:

* 16 cases of bicycle safety education programs, describing the various components and what aspects were and were not successful.

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration

2006 Walk to School Event Organizer Survey Findings and Recommendations

This report summarizes findings from the 2006 Walk to School Organizer survey, proposes implications of the findings and recommends actions that would strengthen the conduct of future events and increase capacity and demand for Safe Routes to School programs.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

The Walking School Bus: Combining Safety, Fun and the Walk to School

This guide outlines the benefits of starting a walking school bus as well as points to consider before launching it. Two general ways to conduct a walking school bus are described: 1) starting simple with a small group of friends or neighbors or (2) creating a more structured program to reach more children. The benefits, considerations and variations of each are detailed so that organizers can choose the approach that matches local needs.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Starting a Walking School Bus

When beginning a walking school bus, remember that the program can always grow. It often makes sense to start with a small bus and see how it works. Pick a single neighborhood that has a group of parents and children who are interested. It's like a carpool without the car -- with the added benefits of exercise and visits with friends and neighbors. For an informal bus:

Authoring Organization: 
Partnership for a Walkable America

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Walk 'N Roll Punch Card

Use this Walk 'N Roll punch card as an incentive to get kids to walk to school regularly. Each day they walk or bike to school, or on designated walking days, punch one of the spots on the card to log their walking. When they've punched each of the spots on the card, award them with a prize such as a pencil, balloon, ice cream gift certificate, etc. Allow kids who cannot walk to school to earn punches by walking at recess.

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Safe Routes to School Program
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A Walking Tour of Canada

Once registered, you will be able to LOG the total kilometers that your students have walked to and from school. These distances will be tracked on the online Walking Tour of Canada map to show the students how far they have walked across Canada. As the accumulated distances reach each provincial/territorial capital, you will be able to download a provincial/territorial PASSPORT to congratulate the students on their success so far.

Authoring Organization: 
Go for Green, Active & Safe Routes to Schools

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Walk and Bike across America

Welcome to Walk and Bike Across America a web-based interactive game that promotes physical activity. The object of the game is for school classes to accumulate miles by tracking the miles students walk and bike to school. Use those miles to travel around the U.S. visiting as many sites on the map as possible. Each site represents a significant national park, historic site, or key agricultural location with nutritional information, that will broaden the students' knowledge of the United States.

Authoring Organization: 
Marin County Safe Routes to School Program

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