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Safe Routes Program

 

Clearinghouse for safe routes info set up at the University of North Carolina:
www.saferoutesinfo.org

National Safe Routes To School Clearing House. A centralized resource of information on successful Safe Routes to School programs, strategies and State specific information.

Safe Routes to School Partnership
http://bikesbelong.org/page.cfm?PageID=252

Info about the first safe routes national conference
http://www.saferoutesmichigan.org/nationalconference.htm

From: FHWA at: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferoutes/

Safe Routes To School

SRTS - Kids walking to school.

Photo by Paul Niehoff.

Many of us remember a time when walking and bicycling to school was a part of everyday life. In 1969, about half of all students walked or bicycled to school.1 Today, however, the story is very different. Fewer than 15 percent of all school trips are made by walking or bicycling, one-quarter are made on a school bus, and over half of all children arrive at school in private automobiles.

This decline in walking and bicycling has had an adverse effect on traffic congestion and air quality around schools, as well as pedestrian and bicycle safety. In addition, a growing body of evidence has shown that children who lead sedentary lifestyles are at risk for a variety of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Safety issues are a big concern for parents, who consistently cite traffic danger as a reason why their children are unable to bicycle or walk to school.

The purpose of the Federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to address these issues head on. At its heart, the SRTS Program empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity once again. The Program makes funding available for a wide variety of programs and projects, from building safer street crossings to establishing programs that encourage children and their parents to walk and bicycle safely to school.

This website provides an overview of the Program, as well as specific Program Guidance to the States in the administration of SRTS funds.

continued on the original site: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferoutes/

Facts/Statistics/Data

Policy & Guidelines

Training & Education

Safety Research

Tools & Technology

State Programs

Local Programs

Community Resources

Intersections

Pedestrians

Bicyclists

Safe Routes to School

Road Departure

Geometric Design

 

Nighttime Visibility

Older Drivers

Railroad Xings

Roadside Hardware

Rumble Strips

Safety Conscious Planning

Speed Management

Work Zones

 

From: National Center for Safe Routes to School
 http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/links/

Links

Federal Agencies

  1. Federal Highway Administration administers the Safe Routes to School program funds made available by the federal Safe Routes to School program and legislation. FHWA provides guidance and regulations about SRTS programs. FHWA's Safe Routes page provides information and program guidance for the Federally-funded Safe Routes to School Program. In addition, FHWA maintains a pedestrian and bicyclist programs resource page.

  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates programs and supports research for many pedestrian and bicycle-related safety issues. NHTSA provided much early support for Safe Routes to School, including administering the SRTS pilot programs and funding numerous other guides and research activities. NHTSA operates a Bicycle Safety Program and a Pedestrian Safety Program.

  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes many papers and resources on Safe Routes to School. A key CDC program is Kids Walk to School.

State Departments of Transportation Safe Routes to School Programs

National Center for Safe Routes to School Partners

  1. America Walks

  2. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

  3. Governors Highway Safety Association

  4. Institute of Transportation Engineers

  5. Toole Design Group

National Walking and Bicycling Organizations

  1. Active Living Resource Center
  2. Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
  3. Bikes Belong
  4. League of American Bicyclists
  5. National Center for Bicycling & Walking
  6. Rails to Trails
  7. Safe Kids Worldwide
  8. Safe Routes to School National Partnership
     

Local or State-Level Organizations with Safe Routes to School Programs

  1. Arlington County, Virginia - Walk Arlington

  2. Atlanta, Georgia - PEDS

  3. Boston, Massachusetts - Walk Boston

  4. California Department of Health and Human Services

  5. Charlottesville, VA - Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation

  6. Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

  7. Chittenden County,Vermont - Local Motion

  8. Cleveland Department of Public Health Safe Routes to School Program

  9. Colorado, Bicycle Colorado

  10. Connecticut Safe Routes to School

  11. Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, Smart Ways to School Program

  12. Kansas City, Missouri, Mid America Regional Council

  13. Maine, Bicycle Coalition of Maine

  14. Marin County, California – Safe Routes to School Program

  15. MetroAtlanta Safe Routes to School

  16. New York City, New York - Transportation Alternatives

  17. New York City Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program

  18. Oakland, California, Safe Routes to School Toolkit

  19. Oregon Department of Health and Human Services

  20. Portland, Oregon, Office of Transportation, Safe Routes Program

  21. Prescott, Arizona - Prescott Alternative Transportation Safe Routes to School Program

  22. Texas Bicycle Coalition

  23. Wisconsin Walks


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