Upcoming Safe Routes to School Webinars

Upcoming Safe Routes to School webinars will discuss SRTS in Indian Country and school travel plans.

Sept. 4: SRTS in Indian Country Part 2

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs in Indian Country are faced with many challenges, including a dispersed school population, special school governance, land jurisdiction, funding structures, health disparities and distinctive transportation dynamics.  The conclusion of this 2-part series will highlight lessons learned from specific SRTS programs in Indian Country and explain some of the strategies that those programs found successful.  It will also discuss grants for Tribal SRTS and how to make your program sustainable.

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Sept. 25: School Travel Plans

School travel plans can provide a road map for schools to build successful walking and biking programs. These plans include observations and ideas for addressing the five E’s of Safe Routes to School—Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation, and Engineering.  In this webinar we will learn about two different approaches to travel planning, starting at the school district level in Ohio as compared to a small town approach in Vermont.  Both cases demonstrate the value of engaging the larger community during the planning process.

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Archived webinars

If you missed a recent SRTS webinar, don’t worry – archived webinars are available at www.saferoutesinfo.org/events-and-training/SRTS-webinars. Recent topics include evidence for SRTS and children’s health, engaging middle school students and prioritizing infrastructure needs.
These webinars are part of the SRTS Webinar Series, developed by America Walks and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.  For More information, please contact Michelle Gulley at mgulley@americawalks.org.