Encouragement

Michigan Safe Routes to School Website

Michigan's Safe Routes to School website contains the following pages: About SR2S contains general information regarding Safe Routes to School. This includes a description of the program's mission and goals and an overview of Michigan's 2-year Safe Routes to School pilot project.

Authoring Organization: 
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan Department for Community Health (MDCH), Gover

A Safer Journey to School

This guide for schools on travel plans takes account of our integrated transport policy to reduce car dependency, particularly for short journeys. It also builds upon the many good practices already in place in schools up and down the country. Safer Routes to School is the centerpiece of the Government's transport proposals for schools and the key to turning the practical steps in this guidance into action on the ground.

Authoring Organization: 
Transport 2000

Indiana Area School District Walking School Bus

The Indiana Area School District made history when it became the first school district in Pennsylvania to launch a Walking School Bus program. This component of the Safe Routes to School program is the latest, safe, fun and healthy way for kids to travel to and from school. Each walking school bus has at least one adult "driver" who walks with the kids.

Authoring Organization: 
Indiana Area School District, Indiana Pennsylvania

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Maryland Safe Routes to School Guidebook: A Guide for Parents and Communities

The materials in this guide will enable you to establish a successful and ongoing Safe Routes to School Program at your school-and to ultimately enhance the safety and health of your community for years to come.

Authoring Organization: 
Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Maryland Department of Transportation
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Activity Ideas--Walk to School Week

A list of 34 great ideas that you can mix and match for Walk to School Week events including

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

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Activity Ideas: Walk to School Day, Week, Year-round

Walk to School - Some events begin with students walking together in a "walking school bus" group with parents, celebrities and dignitaries leading the way. Other activities include safety fairs, bike rodeos, poster contests, and meetings for parents. In some communities events are designed so families can complete walkability checklists along their usual route, permitting parents to teach safety skills to children.

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

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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