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A federal law—the Volunteer Protection Act—provides volunteers with significant protections from liability associated with volunteer activity in every state but one.  Some states also have laws that provide additional protections for volunteers. This fact sheet, developed in 2010 by the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), a ChangeLab Solutions project, provides an overview of legal protections designed to shield volunteers from liability.
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This fact sheet, developed in 2010 by the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), a ChangeLab Solutions project, explains why liability fears shouldn’t stop school districts from supporting SRTS programs.  It provides an overview of liability and negligence, and offers practical tips on how school districts and others can reduce their risk of liability.
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Presenters: Kathryn Garvey, President, Safe Routes Chagrin, Chagrin Falls, OH Nancy Pullen-Seufert, Associate Director, National Center for Safe Routes to School As the importance of  drawing upon community assets to sustain SRTS programs continues to grow, thinking beyond the "usual suspects" as partners is more important than ever. In this sixty minute program, we will highlight partner ideas from four outstanding programs that provide wonderful examples of building strong ties with other community organizations.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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
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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?
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