Includes questions about the school route for children and adults in a brief checklist. Questions focus on children's experience walking to school, including driver behavior and physical conditions, as well as their reasons for choosing a particular mode of transportation to school.
Addresses school population characteristics, physical setting, transportation and education issues, and traffic enforcement strategies. An introduction, glossary, instructions, and other supporting materials are included. Some of the information is Colorado-specific.
SAFE ROUTES to SCHOOL START-UP CHECKLIST
Example of a form letter or resolution for governmental support of a local Safe Routes to School program?
International Walk to School Day started in Britain in 1994 and has since grown to over 42 countries. It came to the U.S. in 1997 when the Partnership for a Walkable America launched its first walk in Chicago. Later that year, Los Angeles held a walk. Walk To School Week acquired its own dedicated week in mid-May in Great Britain. Click here for more on the history
Stop + Walk encourages parents driving to school to drop-off or pick-up their children 2-4 blocks away from school. This allows students to walk the rest of the way and get some exercise. Stop + Walk targets traffic congestion around schools. By having more students walk to school, we decrease traffic congestion and pollution around the school and increase physical activity and student safety. More information is at http://www.saferoutesportland.org
During the fall 2008 school year at Pawnee Elementary School in the City of Overland Park, KS, students will have a new bus stop to wait at -- the pick-up area for the Walking School Bus.
In October 2008, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) notified the City of Overland Park that it received a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) non-infrastructure grant for $14,525 to hire an SRTS coordinator
Roosevelt Middle School and the surrounding community of Eugene, Oregon, have successfully developed a team of community organizations committed to providing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) for children.
Before Congress passed the SAFETEA-LU transportation legislation in 2005, the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in Las Cruces, NM, adopted Safe Routes to School (SRTS) policies into its transportation plan. "We actually started on the SRTS project prior to the state's SRTS program getting started," said Andy Hume, associate planner for the MPO. "We wrote one of the first action plans in the state."