Program organization

How can I start a Safe Routes to School Program?

While every community is unique, the basic steps to starting a Safe Routes to School program include:

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How can I involve members of my community?

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.

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Safe Routes to School Overview Flier

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.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Walk to School Initiatives

This booklet provides an overview of Walk to School programs, including reasons to hold an event and steps to making it a success.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Annual Walk to School Report

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.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School Federal Program Guidelines

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.

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration