Community problems & solutions

Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program Awards $1 million for SRTS Projects

The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced in December the award of nearly $1 million in funds from the Federal Highway Administration's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program for infrastructure projects.

The SRTS program objective is to encourage more students in elementary and middle schools (Grades K-8) to walk and bike to school, as opposed to other transportation alternatives; thereby encouraging a more healthy lifestyle.

News Brief: FHWA releases report on school travel

The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Policy has published Travel to School: The Distance Factor. According to independent research using data from the National Household Travel Survey, distance is one of the major factors in the shift in mode to private vehicle by schoolchildren. The analysis also found that safety and security concerns are significant factors in parents' decision to let their children walk to school, especially girls.

Marketing and Promotions: Flyers and Postcards

The following flyers and postcards are available for download and can be used without restriction.

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Walk To School Report: 2004

International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the U.S. and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.

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Walk To School Report: 2005

International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the U.S. and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.

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Walk to School Reports: 2006

International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the U.S. and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.

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Walk To School Reports: 2007

International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the U.S. and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.

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Walk to School Reports: 2008

International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the U.S. and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.

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Walk to School Reports: 2009

International Walk to School Day is a global event where communities from over 40 countries walk and bike to school on a single day. The annual Walk to School report evaluates the progress of the Walk to School program in the U.S. and across the globe, with highlights from the year's events.

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SRTS
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School Travel Data Reports: Safe Routes to School Travel Data: A Look at Baseline Results

The Safe Routes to School Travel Data reports are national level reports based on Parent Survey questionnaires and Student Travel Tally forms submitted to the National Center by local SRTS programs throughout the country. These reports highlight key findings and provide information about student travel to/from school and parent attitudes about the school trip among elementary and middle schools that provided data.

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SRTS