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Walking and biking are two of the easiest ways to be active. The National Center has prepared a new research-based resource that specifically looks at the potential physical activity benefits of a SRTS program and describes strategies for measuring those benefits.
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Currently, the National Center for Safe Routes to School provides English and Spanish language versions of the Parent Survey. We also maintain a page on our webiste that contains additional language options of the Parent Survey.
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In 2005, the United States Congress established the national Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in Section 1404 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Through a combination of engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation strategies, the program was developed to address traffic safety, traffic congestion and air quality issues around schools, while also acknowledging the health benefits of active school travel.
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Please note: These Parent Survey questionnaires are offered in addition to the English and Spanish versions of the survey. The surveys below were provided to the National Center for Safe Routes to School by local SRTS programs across the country. The National Center cannot verify the accuracy of translation or the completeness of the "Other Language" questionnaires.
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The National Center for Safe Routes to School offers local SRTS programs the ability to use an online version of the Parent Survey to gather parent responses. Because the National Center's online data system now has the capability for parents to complete the Parent Survey directly online we have discontinued offering local SRTS programs the Survey Monkey option to accomplish this task.
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Have you ever been confused about who does what to advance Safe Routes to School?
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Your walking program has taken off, but how can you get more kids to bike to school? Integrating bicycling into your SRTS program is a great way to extend the reach of your program and help foster a lifetime of healthy bicycling habits. This webinar will highlight several schools across the country who have taken their programs beyond bike trains to include other fun and innovative ways of getting kids on their bikes. Presenters:
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Introduction Pierre, S.D., is a rural town with approximately 13,000 residents. One of its local elementary schools, Jefferson Elementary School, has more than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2003, the Jefferson Elementary Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) wanted to implement a program designed to encourage healthy behavior in the students. The PTA decided that yearly Walk to School Day events would be the best encouragement program for the students.
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Originall presented Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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