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Maryland Safe Routes to School Guidebook: A Guide for Parents and Communities

The materials in this guide will enable you to establish a successful and ongoing Safe Routes to School Program at your school-and to ultimately enhance the safety and health of your community for years to come.

Authoring Organization: 
Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Maryland Department of Transportation
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Activity Ideas--Walk to School Week

A list of 34 great ideas that you can mix and match for Walk to School Week events including

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters, California Center for Physical Activity

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Activity Ideas: Walk to School Day, Week, Year-round

Walk to School - Some events begin with students walking together in a "walking school bus" group with parents, celebrities and dignitaries leading the way. Other activities include safety fairs, bike rodeos, poster contests, and meetings for parents. In some communities events are designed so families can complete walkability checklists along their usual route, permitting parents to teach safety skills to children.

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters, California Center for Physical Activity

California Walk to School Headquarters

This website is full of information on the California Walk to School Program. The site discussed the current program and encourages other schools and communities to join in. The homepage promotes International Walk to School month and discusses different ways to participate.

One page on the website is dedicated to improving drop-off and pick-up zones at schools. The most recent factsheet, "Improving Drop-Off And Pick-Up Zones," is available for download free of charge.

Authoring Organization: 
California Walk to School Headquarters, California Center for Physical Activity

Florida Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bike Safety Program

The Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Program works in many areas to promote safe walking and bicycling in Florida. The office develops initiatives and programs to improve the environment for safe, comfortable, and convenient walking and bicycling trips and to improve the performance and interaction among motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Program serves as a clearinghouse for information concerning safety, design, and touring.

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Texas Bike and Walk to School Day Website

Full service website for schools conducting Bike and/or Walk to School Day Activities.

Authoring Organization: 
Bike Texas: Texas Bicycle Coalition

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Walk + Bike 'School Bus' Guidebook

Authoring Organization: 
Oregon Walk + Bike to School, Bicycle Transportation Alliance/Willamette Pedestrian Coalition

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Kids Walk To School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School

KidsWalk-to-School is a program that aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied b adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of everyone's lives.

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Safe Routes to School: Practice and Promise

Authoring Organization: 
Center for Health Training, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)