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Speeding and distracted driving are two common safety risks for children traveling to school. Addressing these issues in a data-driven way can result in a better understanding of the scope of the problem and the effectiveness of the solution.
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As we enter the coldest months of the year, many Safe Routes to School Programs are put on hold due to the challenges of winter walking and cycling. Cold or icy and snowy conditions can often seem like insurmountable roadblocks to a program’s continued success.  However, this does not have to be the case. Presenters:
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Though some Safe Routes to School programs have to address safety problems first, most programs ultimately aim to increase walking and bicycling among students. Some programs yield a greater response than imagined; others start out by showing great promise, but end up not reaching their goals. The National Center for Safe Routes to School, in an effort to better understand what factors might contribute to increases in walking and bicycling, examined programs for elements linked to measured walking and bicycling outcomes.
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This study explores how school-level dynamics that underlie the planning and implementation of SRTS programs relate to the percentage of students who walk and bicycle between home and school. Do successful Safe Routes to School programs have something in common? Shifting Modes: A Comparative Analysis of Safe Routes to School Program Elements and Travel Mode Outcomes identifies the following four key factors that successful SRTS programs share:
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Communities initiate Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs for a variety of reasons. In an attempt to reduce the barriers for students to walk and bicycle to school, some programs focus on reducing traffic congestion and the number of cars around schools. In this sixty minute webinar, we will take a brief look at the problem of traffic congestion as it relates to SRTS and then focus on two SRTS programs that have had success in reducing congestion and measuring traffic reductions. Presenters:
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December 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm EDT Register Now
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The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Conference is held every other year and is co-sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School (the National Center) and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
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Volunteers are an essential part of a successful Safe Routes to School Program. In this sixty minute webinar, Wendi Kallins, Director of the Marin County SRTS Program, will provide tips and tricks on where to find volunteers, how to recruit them and importantly, how to retain and keep them motivated once they are on board. Lourdes Perez, Director of the Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children, will then provide insight and tips for successfully recruiting non-English speaking parents. When: Tuesday November 29, 2011 1-2 p.m. EDT Presenters:
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Communities initiate Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs for a variety of reasons. In an attempt to reduce the barriers for students to walk and bicycle to school, some programs focus on reducing traffic congestion and the number of cars around schools.
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