Safe Routes to School Resources

Walk to School Day


Walk to School Day events happen during October is Walking Month. This event is a fun way to get students and families excited about walking to school.

Let's Walk! Simple Ideas to Build Your Event

Build your own Walk to School Day event with simple ideas that will make your event unique to your school. Select a few ideas from each category.

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Plan Your Program in 4 Easy Steps

This factsheet produced by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership breaks down everything you need to know to plan your Walk to School Day event in a few easy steps.

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Register Your Event

Register your event on www.walkbiketoschool.org and see who else is walking to school in October across the Nation! This website also has helpful templates and planning resources including press release templates, invitation templates, and activity sheets.

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Promote Walking all Month Long

Safe walking doesn't just stop after Walk to School Day.  Promote walking to school all month long with this mediakit resources on social media. Make sure to use hashtags and tag @walksacramento for credit.

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Education


We have collected a number of our favorite go-to curriculum for teaching safe walking and biking for all grades. Some curriculum may fit better for you than others. These resources are ideal for educators and volunteers to teach and adapt to their classroom or afterschool program to be succesful. 

SRTS Alameda County

This K-5 curriculum has recently been revised to align with Common Core standards. Lessons include teaching guide, worksheets, and can be taught as a unit or individually.

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NHSTA - Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum

This K-5 resource includes lesson plans, assesment guides, student response forms, and Parent/Caregiver tips in English and Spanish. 

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Curricula Guide

Created by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this guide breaks down the benefits of teaching bicycle and pedestrian curriculum in schools and highlights top curriculum resources from around the nation.

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Engaging Middle School Youth

It's all about student ownership and peer-to-peer education when it comes to working with middle school students. This Facilitator's guide developed by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is intended for adults to support student-led campaigns and projects.

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