Start by identifying people within your community who want to make walking and bicycling to school safe and appealing for children. Sharing concerns, interests and knowledge among a variety of community members with diverse expertise can enable groups to tackle many different issues. Bringing together the right people is the first step to changing a community's point of view.
This flier provides overview program information, including the definition of Safe Routes to School, the elements of Safe Routes to School programs, and why Safe Routes to School are important.
This booklet provides an overview of Walk to School programs, including reasons to hold an event and steps to making it a success.
The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the US and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.
The website for the Federal Safe Routes to School Program includes information on the federal guidance, an overview of the federal funding and a series of frequently asked questions.
How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will help state and local officials know where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing their existing pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems, analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions. The guide also contains information on how to involve stakeholders, potential sources of funding for implementing projects and how to evaluate projects.
The Walking School Bus Guide is intended for parents, teachers, public health educators, bicycle clubs, Safe Route to School coordinators, law enforcement officers and others that care about increasing the number of children who walk and bicycle to school in a safe manner. Any one or combination of these individuals can lead a walking school bus program.