Creating an Action Plan

The Safe Routes to School Task Force can be instrumental in creating a comprehensive action plan based on the Five E’s. Effective action plans utilize the key stakeholders from the task force to make informed decisions about the most potent strategies to get more students walking and bicycling. Ideally the task force will work with the results of evaluation efforts to identify areas of concern for parents and administrators, safety hazards on the route to school and policies and procedures that can support Safe Routes to School in the long term. Armed with this information an action plan and timeline can be outlined that systematically addresses hurdles for students walking and bicycling by adequately addressing areas of improvement including Evaluation, Education, Engineering, Enforcement and Encouragement.