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One of the best ways to build a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is to take a page from a winning playbook. Each year, the National Center for Safe Routes to School has the privilege of recognizing one Safe Routes to School program in the country for outstanding achievement in promoting safe walking and bicycling to school. In 2011 – a first in the history of the James L. Oberstar Safe Routes to School Award – two schools received this national honor: Heatherwood Elementary School in Boulder, Colo., and Omro Middle School in Omro, Wis.
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Safe Routes to School Projects are thriving around the world.  In this sixty minute webinar we will learn about two different international programs. Presenters:
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Traffic safety, especially the speed of cars around schools, is one of the biggest barriers to walking and biking to school reported by parents.  Reducing the speed of traffic around schools is a step toward making routes to school safer and encouraging families to walk and bike.  The upcoming Safe Routes to School Webinar will highlight the strategies used by two communities to successfully slow vehicle speeds around schools. Presenters:
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed the Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum, which teaches students how to safely walk near traffic, cross streets, cross intersections, navigate parking lots, and walk near school buses. All lessons are organized by age group (K-1, 2-3, 4-5th grades) and the entire curriculum is available to download for free. 
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According to the Federal Program Guidance on Safe Routes to School: Infrastructure projects constructed with these funds [federal aid funds] must be accessible to persons with disabilities, per the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) at 28 CFR Part 36, Appendix A, as enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and FHWA, and as required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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To assess whether conducting an online parent survey is appropriate for your school community, please see our web page called Evaluation: Parent Survey Online Parent Survey Option. This pages contains a number of frequently asked questions about the cost of surveying online, the differences between the online Parent Survey and the paper-based Survey options, and several other topics.
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