The best way to understand walking and bicycling safety issues at a particular school is by observing students arriving or departing during a normal school day. This includes observing children as they walk or bike the routes to school, how they cross streets, the interactions they have with cars and buses on the school campus, and how they make their way to the school door. The goal is to identify two main things:
Same Roads Same Rules Spoke Cards: Print out and laminate this handy guide, keep it as a reminder, or give it to someone you think might need one. Cards available in English, French, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Go By Bike: A Guide to Bicycling in Massachusetts is a one page document filled with valuable information on how to ride safely and legally in traffic. The document is available in the following languages: English, French, Haitian Creole,Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese.
Go By Bike: What every parent needs to know is a professionally designed two-page publication that covers child bicycle safety that parents can teach their children. for parents and addresses myths associated with children bicycling. The document is available in the following languages: English, French, Haitian Creole,Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
Join Mark Fenton, a widely recognized and vocal advocate for the importance of walking and bicycling in communities, for a big picture look at the current state of Safe Routes to School. What have we achieved? Where are we headed? How can we get there? And how does SRTS fit into the larger healthy communities movement?
As it stands, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds remaining from the SAFETEA-LU legislation are still available for allocation by state Departments of Transportation. Therefore, we recommend that you get in touch with your State SRTS Coordinator. To get your State SRTS Coordinator's contact information, visit our Find State Contacts page and select your state on the interactive map or through the drop-down menu.
This report explores environmental health and Safe Routes to School through a review of the relationship between environmental health and school travel, a discussion on measuring the environmental health impacts of school travel, and five examples of methods used by SRTS programs to estimate the impact of their activities on local air quality and carbon dioxide emissions.
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.
Katherine Campbell, U.S. Department of the Interior
Michia Casebier, ADOT SRTS Program Senior Planner and President of M.G. Tech Writing LLC
Part one of our series on Safe Routes to School in Indian Country provided background on Indian Country in general and challenges faced by many SRTS programs working with Tribal communities.
Proud Part of Let's MoveFederal SRTS Program siteThis site is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and maintained by the National Center for Safe Routes to School within the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, America Walks, the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Toole Design Group.