Training News: 13th Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor Training Held in Birmingham

In December 2010, the National Center for Safe Routes to School held its 13th Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Course Instructor Training in Birmingham, Alabama. Eighteen professionals from around the country participated in a week-long training to become SRTS National Course Instructors. To date, over 200 professionals have been trained to be SRTS National Course Instructors.

Upcoming Webinar: Ways to Involve Law Enforcement in Safe Routes to School


Tuesday, Feb. 22
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT


This free webinar will provide an overview of why it is important to seek law enforcement involvement in Safe Routes to School programs and how to best involve officers in SRTS efforts. The webinar will also provide information about a successful local effort that involves law enforcement in Safe Routes to School.

New Resource: Safe Routes to School and Health: Understanding the Physical Activity Benefits of Walking and Bicycling to School

Photo of SRTS and Health reportWalking 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.

New Resource: Involving Students with Disabilities in SRTS


Cover of Involving Students with Disabilities in SRTSIn June, the National Center released a new resource about involving students with disabilities in SRTS programs. This resource is intended to help SRTS organizers include and accommodate children with disabilities in SRTS. It discusses practical strategies for involving students with disabilities in SRTS, and provides examples of schools that have done so effectively.

May is: National Bike Month

National Bike Month


Upcoming SRTS Webinar: Ensuring Your Safe Routes to School Program Includes Children with Disabilities

In recent years, many schools have begun Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs that encourage more walking and bicycling. As you reach out to students to develop these programs, it is important to remember that students with disabilities can and should be a part of your program from the earliest planning stages. This webinar will address making your program inclusive: how to work with children with disabilities, what kinds of instruction they need and practical advice on involving students, their parents and special education professionals.