Making the case

Safe Routes to Suits: Cracking the Liability Lies in Walking and Biking to School

A paper from the Chicago Land Bicycle Federation addresses liability concerns caused the local school district staff to ban students bicycling to and from school.

Authoring Organization: 
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

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Categorization of State SRTS Applications

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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February 2007 Tracking Report

The Monthly SRTS Program Tracking Brief is prepared by the National Center for Safe Routes to School to provide information about State SRTS programs. Each month, a different snapshot and brief analysis of one key trend across all State programs is presented. It also provides a tracking table summarizing key attributes from all programs.

During the first 2 months of 2007,

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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What materials do you have in Spanish?

The National Center maintains a number of resources available in Spanish. These include the following:

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Safe Routes to School program video

Produced in 2006, the 4 minute view video provides information about Safe Routes to School programs. The piece was developed by the League of American Bicyclists with the help of a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Authoring Organization: 
League of American Bicyclists

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How can I minimize exposure to tort liability?

  • Consistency/Uniformity - It is important to treat similar conditions in a similar manner across the agency or school district. There cannot be one set of design standards or traffic control at one school within an agency, and a different set of design standards or traffic control at another school having similar conditions within the school district or agency.

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Odense - Safe Routes for Children

Since the end of the 1970s, studies of routes to schools have been conducted within the Municipality of Odense Local authorities in Denmark have a statutory duty to make dangerous routes to schools safe, and an obligation to provide suitable transport while measures to make these routes safe are implemented. In the Municipality of Odense, a systematic programme of studies of 45 schools has been conducted. Every year a sum is earmarked in the municipal investment budget to cover projects relating to school routes.

Authoring Organization: 
European Union-Target

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