Promotion

School Zone Traffic Safety Evaluation

Addresses school population characteristics, physical setting, transportation and education issues, and traffic enforcement strategies. An introduction, glossary, instructions, and other supporting materials are included. Some of the information is Colorado-specific.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Department of Transportation

What are communities doing to engage children so they help create walkable, bicycle-friendly communities?

The Safe Routes To School (SRTS) program is pioneering innovative ways to include children in planning processes consistent with its overall goal of making walking and bicycling safer and more convenient for children. 

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Case Study: Montpelier, VT

The community of Montpelier, VT, is promoting a different "Way To Go."

Case Study: Winston-Salem, NC

Sherwood Forest Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC, is making strides in its efforts to encourage safe walking to school thanks to strong parent involvement, collaboration with the City of Winston-Salem and donations from local businesses.

Zerofootprint Kids Calculator

How much carbon do you use? Calculate your carbon footprint! Find out how the way you travel to school, the type of food you eat and how much electricity you use affects the earth.

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Clean Air Lesson Plans

The Clean Air Campaign, a Georgia-based non-profit that promotes transportation alternatives to improve air quality, has developed a series of downloadable lesson plans for grades 3 through 8. These plans feature activities and assignments about air pollution - what it is, how it is caused, what we can do to prevent it and its effects on humans.

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Safe Routes Nebraska: Safe Routes in the Classroom

Safe Routes Nebraska recently formulated several standards-based activities to help students learn about walking and biking safety and the importance staying active. These creative activities were designed to teach students in each grade level to understand the health benefits of walking and biking to school as well as how to do it safely. 

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New Hampshire SRTS Introductory PowerPoint

Introductory PowerPoint presentation used for giving an overview of SRTS to communities in New Hampshire. It features lots of photography of local conditions and activities. Updated in 2012. Also featured on the NH SRTS Program website.

Authoring Organization: 
NH Safe Routes to School Program

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2007 Walk to School Event Organizer Survey Findings and Recommendations

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.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Where can I get information on working with the media?

The Media and Visibility Chapter of the SRTS Guide offers information and tips for increasing the newsworthiness of your SRTS program and maximizing your media relations activities.

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