Condit Elementary School Walking School Bus group photo in Claremont, CA (Photo: Mayor Jed Leano)
August is Back to School Safety Month! This year we're sharing resources and safety tips to support the students, parents, caregivers and school administration in your community feel prepared and inspired to safely walk, bike, and roll to school.
School crossing guards are key partners for supporting safe routes to school for students, whether they're walking, biking or rolling. This guidebook from the Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) provides guidance on hiring and training crossing guards, a Train-the-Trainer course, and related resources.
The guidebook Designing Streets for Kids from the Global Desiging Cities Initiative (GDCI) provides best practices, strategies, programs and policies from a range of cities across the globe for making communities safer, comfortable and convenient for children and their caregivers.
Visit the Go Safely California website for posters, safety tips, videos, fliers and lesson plans for promoting safe walking, biking, and rolling to school.
Explore our Safe Routes to School guides and toolkits for guidance on how to plan and implement Safe Routes to School projects that are safe, accessible and community-oriented.
Visit the Safe Routes to School Resources webpage from Safe Routes Partnership, featuring webinars, fact sheets, reports, toolkits, case studies, model policies and more to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to walk and bike to school.
Visit the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) for resources, case studies, and webinars addressing how to prioritize pedestrian and bicycle safety for youth.