CHAPEL HILL, NC — The National Center for Safe Routes to School has launched a new Web site, located at www.saferoutesinfo.org, offering a resource to assist communities in enabling and encouraging children to walk and bicycle to school.
The Web site includes the following main features:
Safe Routes to School Guide: This comprehensive Safe Routes to School reference manual includes nine chapters and two pull-out guides on topics such as how to start a Safe Routes to School program, information on engineering, enforcement, encouragement and education.
NCSRTS Resources: This area contains resources developed by NCSRTS, including fliers, talking points, template news releases, Walk to School Day resources, Adult School Crossing Guard Guide, etc.
Ask a Question: The Ask a Question feature allows users to search a database of Safe Routes to School-related questions and answers. If users do not find their answer within the database, there is a mechanism for them to submit a question to NCSRTS.
Online Library: A searchable, Web-based collection of Safe Routes to School-related materials, the Online Library also gives users of the site the opportunity to upload their own Safe Routes to School library entries.
News Room: Area with NCSRTS news releases, resources for the media and recent news articles pertaining to Safe Routes to School
Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. The Center strives to equip Safe Routes to School programs with the knowledge and technical information to implement safe and successful strategies.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.