Safe Routes to School

Active Transportation Webinars in November

November 1, 2018

This month, we're highlighting a selection of webinars promoting active transportation, walkability, and how to create safer walking and biking for all in our communities.

Have a webinar you'd like us to share? Please submit your event here.

Learn the Ropes: How to Start your Safe Routes to School Program
Hosted by Safe Routes to School National Partnership
November 13, 2018 at 10am PT...

Early-bird Registration for PedsCount! 2018

August 9, 2018

California Walks' biennial Pedestrians Count! (PedsCount!) Summit brings together 200+ practitioners and community advocates representing diverse fields such as walking, traffic safety, design, public health, planning, land-use, education, equity, transit and sustainable transportation to explore innovations, share best practices and cutting-edge research, and prioritize collective...

Back to School Bike Rodeo in Bakersfield, CA

June 30, 2018

With the new school year around the corner, we have to make sure our bicycles are equipped and ready to go! Bike Bakersfield is hosting Back to School Bike Rodeo on August 1 & 3 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Holloway-Gonazales Library in Bakersfield, CA. Bike Bakersfield is offering free bike maintenance and a helmet giveaway. They will have pumps, bike tubes and other equipment to help the kids. Participants will learn safety rules and how to safely navigate traffic and avoid hazards.

If your kid does not have a bike or helmet, please contact Bike Bakersfield at 661-...

July is Park and Recreation Month!

July 1, 2018

Parks and Rec Month

What comes to mind when you hear "Parks and Rec?"

Some immediately think of National Parks, local playgrounds, recreational centers and summer camps. Some think of the hit NBC TV series, Parks and Recreation. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is...

Tune in for active transportation webinars in June!

June 8, 2018

Observed annually in June by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. In concert to this month’s theme of safety, we compiled a list of upcoming webinars around safe walkability and bikeability. How do we redesign places that put people first? How do we create safe spaces for all community members? Tune in for a month of exciting and informative webinars held...

Caltrans Wants Your Feedback for SB 1 Transportation Planning Grants

June 5, 2018

CaltransSenate Bill 1

In preparation for the upcoming fiscal year 2019-2020, Caltrans is facilitating workshops to gather public and stakeholder input in drafting and developing the...

April 30 Webinar: Reducing the Risks to Child Pedestrians

April 20, 2018

The Children's Safety Network (CSN) will be hosting a free webinar on Monday, April 30, 2018 to provide an overview of data on pedestrian-related fatalities among children and describe the efforts of two organizations, the National Center for Safe Routes to School and Safe Kids Worldwide, to reduce risks to child pedestrians.

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New Toolkit for Planning and Conducting a Walk Audit: Let's Go For A Walk

February 16, 2018

A walkable community - one where residents can safely walk to where they live, work or play - provides many benefits. And a walk audit is a very helpful tool forYouth doing a walk audit residents to get to know just how safe and walkable their streets are.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership has just released a new toolkit that...

PBIC Webinar 11/8: Addressing Speed-Related Crashes with a Focus on Protecting Children

November 3, 2017

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is hosting a free webinar that will highlight diverse efforts to reduce traffic speed and promote safe walking and biking for children:

TITLE: Addressing Speed-Related Crashes with a Focus on Protecting Children
DATE/TIME:Wednesday,November 8, 2017; 12pm-130pm Pacific Time
REGISTRATION: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6213928833266999299

In 2015, on...

2017 Report: Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School: Partners in Safety

September 28, 2017

Vision Zero and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership have published a new 2017 report highlighting the potential benefits from closer alignment between Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero - Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School: Partners in Safety.

Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School Infographic

The report explains how to get involved, and also offers examples of what Safe Routes to School...