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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

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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.

Authoring Organization: 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Walking School Bus Guide

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.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Michigan Safe Routes to School Website

Michigan's Safe Routes to School website contains the following pages: About SR2S contains general information regarding Safe Routes to School. This includes a description of the program's mission and goals and an overview of Michigan's 2-year Safe Routes to School pilot project.

Authoring Organization: 
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan Department for Community Health (MDCH), Gover

2002 Summary of Safe Routes to School Programs in the United States

Introduction Children's lives have altered dramatically over the last few decades. One of the most startling changes is how little independence and mobility they now have compared to the generations who grew up before them. Not so long ago, a vast majority of kids routinely roamed their neighborhoods on foot or bicycle, taking the first steps toward independence.

Authoring Organization: 
Transportation Alternatives
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A Safer Journey to School

This guide for schools on travel plans takes account of our integrated transport policy to reduce car dependency, particularly for short journeys. It also builds upon the many good practices already in place in schools up and down the country. Safer Routes to School is the centerpiece of the Government's transport proposals for schools and the key to turning the practical steps in this guidance into action on the ground.

Authoring Organization: 
Transport 2000

The Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP)

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program, Univeristy of Florida

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Indiana Area School District Walking School Bus

The Indiana Area School District made history when it became the first school district in Pennsylvania to launch a Walking School Bus program. This component of the Safe Routes to School program is the latest, safe, fun and healthy way for kids to travel to and from school. Each walking school bus has at least one adult "driver" who walks with the kids.

Authoring Organization: 
Indiana Area School District, Indiana Pennsylvania

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Safe Ways to School Tool Kit

The "Safe Ways to School" project was a statewide pilot project administered by the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program. The goal was to improve conditions for children to walk and bicycle safely to and from school. The project was modeled after the award-winning "Safe School Routes" program in Melville, Australia which combined traffic calming techniques with school education initiatives to foster a safer environment for children to walk and bicycle to school.

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

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