National Partnership Webinars

Upcoming Webinars | Archived Webinars

Beginning in April 2012, our monthly technical assistance webinar series features expert speakers, a chat feature for participants, and archived downloadable post-webinar recordings. The webinars cover advocacy topics such as how to get Safe Routes to School funds awarded and obligated in states, best practices for state Safe Routes to School programs, how to advocate for programs and policies in lower income communities, and much more. See the National Learning Network page for registration for future webinars. Prior webinars and related materials are archived below.

Upcoming Webinars:

Safe Routes to School as a Tool to Address Chronic Absenteeism

What is the relationship between student transportation and attendance? Safe Routes to School is teaming up with Attendance Works to explore how we can help students get to school every day. This webinar will discuss how transportation can be a barrier to school attendance and highlight Safe Routes to School as a resource to help communities address chronic absenteeism. Panelists will share community based solutions, best practices, and opportunities to partner with organizations and groups that can be allies in ensuring students have access to safe and reliable transportation to school.

Speakers

  • Hedy Chang, Director, Attendance Works
  • Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • John Gioia, District 1 Supervisor, Contra Costa County
  • Jane Ogilvie, Director School Support Services, Erie 1 BOCES
  • Allyson Trenteseaux, Program Manager, Providence Children’s Initiative

Date: Monday, December 15
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST
Register Now!

Archived Webinars: 

Integrating Safe Routes to School into the Fabric of Your Community: The Role of the Comprehensive Plan
(October 29, 2014)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.

Learn How to Access Technical Assistance, Resources and Funding for Safe Routes to School, Shared Use and Complete Streets Initiatives
(September 30, 2014)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View PowerPoint slides.

Shared Use: Tools You Can Use!
(September 29, 2014)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View PowerPoint slides: Chad Spoon, Active Living Research slides; Jeff Vincent, UC Berkeley Center for Cities & Schools and Mary Filardo, 21st Century School Fund slides; Ben Wing and Ellie Gladstone, ChangeLab Solutions slidesMikaela Randolph, Safe Routes to School National Partnership slides.

Buses, Boots, and Bicycles: Getting Safe Routes to School and Student Transportation Departments to Work Together
(July 17, 2014) 

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View PowerPoint slides: Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director - Safe Routes to School National Partnership slides, Mike Martin, Executive Director - National Association for Pupil Transportation transcript of tweets, Bob Young Director of Transportation - Boulder Valley School District slides.

Managing and Retaining Volunteers for Long Term Success!
(June 19, 2014) 

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View PowerPoint slides: Lawrence Simonson - Assistant Director, PedNet slides; Cristina McKenney- Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Eagle College Preparatory Schools slides; Nancy Buffum - Family & Schools Program Manager, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition slides.

Recruiting and Training Volunteers for Long Term Success!
(May 15, 2014)

  • Listen to an audio recording here. (Please note the visual portion isn't correct due to technical difficulties, but you can hear the full audio at this link and refer to the slides below.)
  • View PowerPoint slides: Kelli Huinkler, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health - slides; Sonia Campos, Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles - slides; Sarah Cushman, Safe Routes to School Maine - slides

Build Your Own School District Policy to Advance Safe Routes to School
(March 20th, 2014)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides:Dave Cowan, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides, Ben Winig, ChangeLab Solutions - slides, Sara Zimmerman, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides, Marie Pickney, California Department of Health - slides

Bicycle Safety Education: Implementing the Best Curriculum for your Community 
(February 20th, 2014)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Jennifer Laurita, League of American Bicyclists - slides, Jenna Berman, Bicycle Colorado - slides, LeeAnne Fergason, Bicycle Transportation Alliance - slides, Dave Cowan, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides
Liability 201: Addressing Liability Concerns Related to Walking School Buses, Bike Trains, Remote Drop Off and More!! 
(January 16th, 2014) 
  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides, Ben Winig, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions - slides, Dave Cowan, Program Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides
 
Empowering Lower-income Communities to Take Advantage of MAP-21 Funds
(November 21st, 2013) 
Shared Use: Is It In You? Engaging School Administrators in the Shared Use of School Facilities to Increase Physical Activity Opportunities for Kids
(November 7th, 2013) 
Voices for Healthy Kids: Active Places Let’s Get Moving to Help Underserved Communities 
(September 26th, 2013)
  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Jill Birnbaum, American Heart Association- slides, Deb Hubsmith, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - Part I slides - Part II slides, Dr. James Sallis, Active Living Research - slides, Mikaela Randolph, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides, Keith Benjamin, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides.

Authentic Middle School Youth Engagement in Safe Routes to School
(September 5th, 2013)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Arthur Orsini, UrbanThinkers- slides, Leah Stender, WalkSanDiego - slides, Alyssa Simon, The Food Trust - slides

How Highway Safety Funds Can Boost Safe Routes to School: Tapping into the Highway Safety Improvement Program (Thursday, August 1st, 2013)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Jim Dahlem, Federal Highway Administration - slides, Stephen Reads, Virginia Department of Transportation - slides.

One Year Later: Where We Are on Transportation Alternatives (Monday, July 22nd, 2013)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides for all speakers here.  

Harnessing the Power of GIS for Safe Routes to School (Thursday, July 11th, 2013)

Maximizing City Involvement in Safe Routes to School: Educating Municipal Transportation Departments (Thursday, June 20th, 2013)

Maximizing District-Wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating  Principals and School Boards (Thursday, May 16th, 2013)

Maximizing District-Wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating School District Transportation Departments  (Thursday, April 18th, 2013)

Maximizing the Local Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Local Elected Officials (Thursday, March 21st,  2013)

How and Why to Be a Safe Routes to School Policy Advocate (Thursday, March 7, 2013)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Dave Cowan, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides; Jeff Anderson, Parent Advocate slides; Becky Lakowske, LaCrosse County Health Department -  slides.

Maximizing Statewide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Governors and State Agency Leaders (Thursday, February, 21, 2013)

Matching Funds Under MAP-21 (Thursday, February 7, 2013)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Margo Pedroso, Safe Routes to School National Partnership - slides; Julie Walcoff, Ohio Department of Transportation-slides; Jenna Berman, Bicycle Colorado-slides; Robert Ping, Safe Routes to School National Partnership-slides.

New Funding, New Partners, New Game 201: How to Build Safe Routes to School into Regional Governments (Thursday, January 10, 2013)

New Funding, New Players, New Game 101: Why Build Safe Routes to School into Regional Governments (Thursday, December 6, 2012)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Erika Young's slides; Joe Fish's slides; Stephanie Weber's slides

Health is a Calling Card: Tools for Building Health into Your Safe Routes to School Program (Thursday, November 1, 2012)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Candace Rutt's slides; Fred Boykin's slides; Brian Fellows slides; Robert Ping's slides
  • Read a Q&A doc that provides responses to webinar attendees questions here.

Show Me the Money: Finding Funding for your Local Safe Routes to School Program (October 4, 2012)

Engaging Policymakers: How Site Visits and Events Can Inspire Policy Change to Support Your Program (Thursday, September 6, 2012)

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • View Powerpoint slides: Jen Cole's presentation & Robert Ping's presentation
  • Download the Q&A doc, with responses to attendee questions, here.

Navigating MAP-21: The Safe Routes to School Edition (Monday, August 27, 2012):

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • Powerpoint slides: Margo Pedroso's slides & Robert Ping's slides
  • Download the Q&A doc, with responses to attendee questions, here.

The Economic Benefits of Safe Routes to School (Thursday, August 9, 2012):

Federal Funding 201: How Safe Routes to School Projects Get Built - An Overview of Obligation and Obligation Authority/Limitations (Thursday, June 7, 2012):

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here
  • Download the 3-part Powerpoint slides here: Robert Ping's slides Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Guest Speakers slides: Darren Flusche of League of American Bicyclists and Dawn Foster of CALTRANS.
  • Download a Q&A Word doc here.

Federal Funding 101: An Overview of Federal Safe Routes to School and Bicycling and Walking Funding (Thursday, May 3, 2012):

  • Watch an audio-visual recording here.
  • Download the 3-part Powerpoint slides here: Part 1aPart 1b, Part 2.
  • Download the Q&A Word doc here.

Bicycling and Safe Routes to School Webinars (2011)

In 2011, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership hosted a six part webinar series by that focuses on bicycling and Safe Routes to School.

  • Webinar 1: Getting Bike Shops and Advocates to Collaborate on Safe Routes to School
  • Webinar 2: Organizing Successful Bike Trains
  • Webinar 3: Bicycle Parking, Storage, and Security at Schools
  • Webinar 4: Funding, Organizing and Maintaining Bicycle Fleets
  • Webinar 5: Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations and Safe Routes to School
  • Webinar 6: Strategies for Increasing Bicycling in Low-Income Communities

Thank you to the SRAM Cycling Fund for making this series possible.

Webinars on Implementing Safe Routes to School in Low-Income Schools and Communities (2010)

In 2012, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership published a new resource guide, Implementing Safe Routes to School in Low-Income Schools and Communities: A Resource Guide for Volunteers and Professionals. As part of the launch of the resource guide, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting two webinars that provide an opportunity to learn more from the experiences of local organizations implementing Safe Routes to School in low-income communities-and ask questions. Both webinars are meant for volunteers and professionals interested in Safe Routes to School implementation.

Webinar 1: Parental involvement and addressing crime and violence
Speakers included:

You can download a PDF of the powerpoint used by each speaker above, or watch a recording of the webinar: Webinar Recording

Webinar 2: Addressing the shortage of professional expertise and building buy-in
Speakers include:

You can download a PDF of the powerpoint used by each speaker above, or watch a recording of the webinar:  Webinar Recording