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