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America Walks Safe Routes to School Start-up Checklist

SAFE ROUTES to SCHOOL START-UP CHECKLIST

Authoring Organization: 
America Walks & Physical Activity and Policy Research Network

Executive Proclamation

Example of a form letter or resolution for governmental support of a local Safe Routes to School program?

Authoring Organization: 
Howard County, Maryland
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What is the history of Walk to School Day?

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

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Stop + Walk Campaign Manual

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

Authoring Organization: 
Portland Safer Routes to School
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Case Study: Overland Park, Kansas

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

Authoring Organization: 
The National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Case Study: Eugene, Oregon

Introduction

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.  

Authoring Organization: 
The National Center for Safe Routes to School

Case Study: Las Cruces, New Mexico

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."

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Case Study: Holdrege, Nebraska

In spring 2007, Holdrege Public Schools in Holdrege, NE, applied for and received two federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants through the Nebraska Department of Roads' Safe Routes Nebraska program -- one
$167,883 infrastructure grant and one $19,603 non-infrastructure grant.
With these funds, four elementary schools and the city's middle school will benefit from a variety of infrastructure and non-infrastructure improvements.

Authoring Organization: 
The National Center for Safe Routes to School

How can I find out what local communities in my state are participating, or have developed Safe Routes to School Programs?

The federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is administered at the state level by each state's Department of Transportation (DOT.) To learn if there are local programs near you please visit your state's Safe Routes to School website or contact your State Safe Routes to School Coordinator.

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National Safe Routes to School Task Force Report

The National Safe Routes to School Task Force has released its final report, Safe Routes to School: A Transportation Legacy — A National Strategy to Increase Safety and Physical Activity among American Youth (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Authoring Organization: 
National Safe Routes to School Task Force
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