Safe Routes to School

The following is a collection of online resources you can use to start a Walk to School program, conduct a walking/bicycling safety assessment or learn more about funding Safe Routes to Schools programs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for send us an email or leave a comment and we will help you find it.

It would be easy to spend hours learning more than you ever wanted to know about SRTS on the National Center for Safe Routes to School’s website. Their comprehensive guide is the go-to resource for SRTS newbies and thoroughly covers all five E’s: engineering, enforcement, encouragement, education, and evaluation. The monthly webinars co-hosted with America Walks are helpful. The National Center is where program evaluators download survey forms and submit their data.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center contains so much information it has to be three websites:,, and While not SRTS-specific, the PBIC provides resources on making walking and biking safer for all populations. Highlights include: where to find crash and safety facts and data, how to develop plans and policies, engineering treatments, enforcement strategies, and seeking funding. The image library has hundreds of free photos that provide examples of engineering treatments and are great for use in presentations.

Safe Kids USA provides information on preventing many types of childhood injury including pedestrian and bike/skating injuries. The Safe Kids Greater Sacramento coordinator, Sonja Atkins, is involved in SRTS activities at schools throughout the region and is a great local resource for information on all the E’s and funding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s SRTS guide covers the five E’s and has good information on classroom activities.

California has a great network of SRTS advocates.

Register for International Walk to School Day on the national site and on the California site.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pedestrian safety materials in Spanish.

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