Program organization

How can I gain community support for a Safe Routes to School program?

It is best to begin building community early in the process of developing your program. This involves building awareness about Safe Routes to School early in the process of developing a program. When your program is up and running, you can keep the public interested and generate support with media focus on encouragement events. See the Media and Visibility section of our SRTS Guide for more information on acquiring media coverage for your program.

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How can we start a Safe Routes to School program with no money?

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.

California Walk to School Headquarters

The Walk to School Headquarters offer resources to encourage more adults and children to walk and bike to school together to raise awareness about:

Authoring Organization: 
California Center for Physical Activity, CA Dept. of Health Services

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Safe Routes to School

Website offers a host of downloadable Safe Routes to School related files including:

Authoring Organization: 
Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control, California Department of Health Services

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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project (OPSP) website provides resources and links to information on developing, organizing and running a Safe Routes to School program. The information is classified according to the following 3 toolkits:

  • Principal/Organizer Toolkit
  • Teachers Toolkit
  • Parents Toolkit
Authoring Organization: 
Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project, City of Oakland

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Walk to School Colorado resource kit

Walk to School Colorado Tool Kit - Tips for producing a successful Walk to School Day event. Contents include: Walk to School Day, Walk to School Programs, Media, Walkability Checklist, Bikeability Checklist, Walk to School Survey, Walk to School Evaluation, Walk to School Colorado Graphic, Walk to School Initiatives Booklet.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environme

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Categorization of State SRTS Applications

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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February 2007 Tracking Report

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.

During the first 2 months of 2007,

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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