Encouragement

California Walk to School Headquarters

This website is full of information on the California Walk to School Program. The site discussed the current program and encourages other schools and communities to join in. The homepage promotes International Walk to School month and discusses different ways to participate.

One page on the website is dedicated to improving drop-off and pick-up zones at schools. The most recent factsheet, "Improving Drop-Off And Pick-Up Zones," is available for download free of charge.

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters, California Center for Physical Activity

Healthy Schools Healthy Students Resource Guide Web page (Michigan)

The Michigan Surgeon General's Healthy School Environment Recognition Program is designed to recognize and applaud schools that are making significant improvements in their environment related to healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles. Michigan's Governor and Surgeon General want to motivate and empower Michigan schools to "step up" and create healthy school environments.

Authoring Organization: 
Michigan Department of Community Health; Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Sect

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Texas Bike and Walk to School Day Website

Full service website for schools conducting Bike and/or Walk to School Day Activities.

Authoring Organization: 
Bike Texas: Texas Bicycle Coalition

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Walk + Bike 'School Bus' Guidebook

Authoring Organization: 
Oregon Walk + Bike to School, Bicycle Transportation Alliance/Willamette Pedestrian Coalition

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Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting

"Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting," released by the EPA on October 8, 2003, is the first study to empirically examine the relationship between school locations, the built environment around schools, how kids get to school, and the impact on air emissions of those travel choices. Over the next few decades, communities making decisions about the construction and renovation of thousands of schools will be challenged to meet multiple goals -- educational, fiscal, and environmental.

Authoring Organization: 
Environmental Protection Agency

Kids Walk To School Day: Home Page

To support the national goal of better health through physical activity, CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program has developed KidsWalk-to-School. This is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.

Resources on this site include:

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Frequent Rider Miles Contest

Authoring Organization: 
Safe Routes to School Marin County

Kids Walk To School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School

KidsWalk-to-School is a program that aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied b adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of everyone's lives.

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Safe Routes to School: Practice and Promise

Authoring Organization: 
Center for Health Training, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)