Helpful Links

Web Links for Safe Routes to School Resources

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is pleased to provide this resource of web site links. The Internet offers many great resources for Safe Routes to School programs that exist throughout the United States and internationally. We encourage you to explore these programs so that you can develop the best approach and activities for your school or state.

Find out where your state stands in implementing the federal SRTS program and contact your state’s SRTS program. You may also want to contact the organizations in your state who are on Our Partners list.


Federal Government Resources

Federal Highways Administration is responsible for administering the Safe Routes to School program funds to State Departments of Transportation.

The National Safe Routes to School Clearinghouse is funded by the Federal Highway Administration and includes information on how to start and sustain a Safe Routes to School program, case studies of successful programs, as well as many other resources for training and technical assistance.

The Safe Routes to School Toolkit is a comprehensive guide for creating a local Safe Routes to School program. It includes information on forming a "team," promotions, safe streets, and classroom activities, as well as links to other organizations and was published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Practice and Promise: Safe Routes to School includes information on why Safe Routes is important, gathering data and evaluation, and case studies from seven locations in the USA and two abroad. It was published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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.


International Links

Australia

Canada Walks

The Netherlands: Childstreet 2005

New Zealand

Scotland (Edinburgh)

Sprockids provides curriculum and resources to get kids involved with mountain biking.

United Kingdon (Sustrans)

Walk and Bike to School promotes International Walk to School Day, held each year in October.


U.S. National Links and Resources

Active Transportation Alliance is a Web resource for making walking and bicycling a part of daily transportation.

Adventure Cycling is working to inspire people of all ages to travel by bike.

Alliance for Biking and Walking is a coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian groups throughout the United States. Alliance for Biking and Walking groups will be key partners for implementation of Safe Routes to School programs. Locate a group in your community to find out more information regarding how they are working on Safe Routes to School.

America Bikes is a coalition of national bicyle and pedestrian organizations. America Bikes took the lead on advocating for Safe Routes to School in the federeal transportation bill.

America Walks is a national coalition of walking advocates that includes a list of member groups.

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals is a professional membership organization for people who specialize in improving conditions for walking and bicycling.

Bikes Belong Coalition is the national coalition of bicycle suppliers and retailers working to put more people on bicycles more often. Bikes Belong Coalition is currently funding the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Complete Streets Coalition advocates for streets to be designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.

Healthy Schools Program offers real tools and solutions for schools to become healthier places that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Visit their website for more information on their best-practice program that provides schools with on-site and online technical assistance, resources, and national awards for school-based efforts to create healthier school environments.

International Mountain Bicycling Association is dedicated to preserving and expanding trails for mountain biking. IMBA has programs for kids.

League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is developing education materials and a curriculum for bicycle safety. LAB also has a training program for teaching adults how to ride bicycles safely.

National Center for Bicycling and Walking provides excellent Safe Routes to School resources that include a wide array of materials and links, including technical assistance, vision and goals, sample press releases, and more.

National Center for Safe Routes to School offers a centralized resource of information on how to start and sustain a Safe Routes to School program, case studies of successful programs, as well as other resources for training and technical assistance.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center developed a Safe Routes to School National Course designed to help communities create sound programs that are based on community conditions, best practices, and the responsible use of resources.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy provides resources for turning abandoned railroad right-of-ways into bicycle and pedestrian trails for community and school use.

Surface Transportation Pilot Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices. This link directs you to a 2002 summary of Safe Routes to School programs throughout the United States.

Walkable Communities helps whole communities become more pedestrian friendly.