Encouragement

Thank you, Risa!

The National Center for Safe Routes to School would like to recognize and congratulate Risa Wilkerson for her continued contribution to Safe Routes to School. As the Vice President of Active Communities with the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Wilkerson led the local host efforts for the 1st Safe Routes to School National Conference held in Dearborn, MI, in November 2007.

Wilkerson has recently accepted a project officer position with Active Living by Design, a national program established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and part of the UNC School of Public Health.

Safe Routes Snapshots: Greenbelt Trail System, Green River, Wyoming

Safe Routes Snapshots provides a brief profile of a Safe Routes to School state or local program that highlights a particular success or issue the program faced. To submit your program for Safe Routes Snapshots, please email news@saferoutesinfo.org.

Share your Safe Routes Story

Share your Safe Routes to School story with others by submitting it to the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Selected case studies will be compiled and posted onto the Center's Web site. For more information, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/data-central/success-stories.

Encouragement: SRTS Guide

Encouragement strategies are about having fun; they generate excitement and interest in walking and bicycling. Special events, mileage clubs, contests and ongoing activities all provide ways for parents and children to discover, or rediscover, that walking and bicycling are doable and a lot of fun. This chapter of the SRTS Guide provides a description of a sample of activities a community can create, a summary of how to conduct each activity, and examples of how communities are "putting it into practice."

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Encouragement: Walking School Bus Guide

The Walking School Bus Guide is intended for parents, teachers, public health educators, bicycle clubs, Safe Route to School coordinators, law enforcement officers and others that care about increasing the number of children who walk and bicycle to school in a safe manner. Any one or combination of these individuals can lead a walking school bus program. This guide outlines potential benefits and other factors in the decision to launch a program.

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Marketing and Promotions: Flyers and Postcards

Children deserve a safe route to school and Tribal communities are making it happen.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs use a comprehensive approach to make the route between home and school safer for children to walk and bicycle. Tribal leaders, community organizations, parents and schools are using these programs to better the lives of their children one step at a time.

The following flier is available for download and can be used without restriction.

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National Center for Safe Routes to School
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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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SRTS
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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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