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10 Tips for Safe Routes to School Programs and Liability

This tip sheet offers guidance for liability issues with walking or bicycling to school.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
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New Hampshire SRTS Introductory PowerPoint

Introductory PowerPoint presentation used for giving an overview of SRTS to communities in New Hampshire. It features lots of photography of local conditions and activities. Updated in 2012. Also featured on the NH SRTS Program website.

Authoring Organization: 
NH Safe Routes to School Program

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Have any communities established their safe routes team as a non-profit organization?

It is less common for individuals or groups to form a non-profit prior to beginning work on SRTS than it is for small grassroots SRTS efforts to grow into programs and eventually become non-profit organizations. Also, it is not uncommon for SRTS programs that are in the early stages to partner with an existing non-profit. You also may find that after learning about SRTS, existing non-profit organizations are likely to incorporate SRTS programs as one of their focal intiatives/programs.

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2007 Walk to School Event Organizer Survey Findings and Recommendations

This report provides a brief background on Walk to School events in the USA; summarizes findings from the 2007 Walk to School Organizer survey; proposes implications of the findings; and recommends actions that would likely strengthen the conduct of future events and increase capacity and demand for SRTS programs.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Travel to School: The Distance Factor

The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Policy has published Travel to School: The Distance Factor. The independent research using data from the National Household Travel Survey explores how children's mode of travel to school has changed over time. Highlights include:

Authoring Organization: 
U.S. Department of Transportation: Federal Highway Administration
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Case Study: Camp Verde, Arizona

Safe Kids Tucson, through the Tucson Medical Center in Pima County, AZ, recently was awarded $40,790 in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds to set up SRTS pedestrian and bicycle safety education and encouragement programs at seven schools in the county. These schools are Bloom Elementary School, Johnson Primary School, Lawrence Intermediate School, Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, Whitmore Elementary School, Keeling Elementary School and Davis Primary Magnet School.

Walking School Bus Tip Sheet

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. This tip sheet developed by the National Center for Safe Routes to School offers the basics of getting a Walking School Bus off the ground by either starting small or developing a more established program.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Compendium: Safe Routes to School Case Studies from Around the Country

The National Center for Safe Routes to School offers this collection of original 1-2 page case studies on SRTS programs and activities from across the United States. The case studies, also referred to as success stories, appear on www.saferoutesinfo.org and are seen by numerous SRTS implementers and others involved in SRTS.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
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Can SRTS help our community build sidewalks and bike lanes on our streets if the children ride a bus and the roadways are not safe?

The short answer is we believe an SRTS Program can help. However, please keep in mind that an SRTS program is more than a sidewalk and infrastructure program. For SRTS programs to be most effective they should be comprehensive and include most if not all of the 5 E's (engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation). Visit our comprehensive SRTS Guide online for more on each of the E's and to see how they work together.