Making the case

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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Do you have an image library?

The National Center for Safe Routes to School does not have an image library. However, if you are interested in images of children walking and bicycling to school please visit the International Walk to School Day photo library at Here you will find hundreds of images searchable by county, region, city and year.

How can I start a Safe Routes to School Program?

While every community is unique, the basic steps to starting a Safe Routes to School program include:

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What are Safe Routes to School programs?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, other community members, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

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