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.
An important first step is to assemble a group of people willing to form a school traffic safety committee or safe routes task force. Involving other stakeholders early in the SRTS planning process helps ensure they will support the program. For detailed information on how to identify stakeholders, conduct a meeting and the steps in establishing a program visit the SRTS Guide.
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.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds that are part of the Federal SRTS program can be used by private schools. However, the infrastructure changes that are made with the funds must be within the public right of way or on the property of schools that are publicly owned. Therefore infrastructure changes, additions etc that are on private property are not allowed.
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.
The Surface Transportation Policy Partnership offers a guide designed to help the user understand the transportation opportunities in their community. The guide provides a rationale on why planning is fundamental to providing transportation options and locating funding sources to cover the costs of projects. Also discussed are ways to design safe, healthy and livable communities and ways to create greater transportation choice and access.