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Links

Virginia Department of Education
www.doe.virginia.gov

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
www.healthyyouthva.org

Virginia Department of Health
www.vdh.state.va.us

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
www.dcr.virginia.gov

Bike Virginia
http://bikevirginia.org/

Virginia SRTS State Network
www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/network/virginia

Safe Kids, Virginia Commonwealth Health Systems
www.vcuhealth.org/virginiasafekids/education.html

National Center for Safe Routes to School
www.saferoutesinfo.org

Virginia PTA
www.vapta.org

Resources

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum

http://www.nhtsa.gov/ChildPedestrianSafetyCurriculum

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration: Pedestrian Safer Journey – Skills for Safe Walking for Ages 5 to 18

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/pedsaferjourney/index.html

Student Pedestrian Safety

Safe Kids, Virginia Commonwealth Health Systems

http://www.chrichmond.org/services/safe-kids.htm

U.S. Department of Transportaiton Federal Highway Administration: Pedestrian Safer Journey – Skills for Safe Walking for Ages 5 to 18

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/pedsaferjourney/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum

http://www.nhtsa.gov/ChildPedestrianSafetyCurriculum

State/Federal Policies

VDOT Policy for Integrating Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations
http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/resources/bike_ped_policy.pdf

Guidance on Virginia’s Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/ssar/

Guide to Local Administration of VDOT Projects 
http://www.virginiadot.org/business/resources/LAP_Guide.pdf

Urban Construction Initiative 
http://www.virginiadot.org/business/resources/local_assistance/UCI/UCI_Guide_Update_09_final.pdf

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) SRTS Website and Program Guidance 
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/safe_routes_to_school/

Introduction to the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_alternatives/

SAFETEA-LU SR2S
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/memos/memo092605.cfm

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “SRTS Toolkit”
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/Safe-Routes-2002/index.html

Federal Highway Administration Bicycle and Pedestrian Program 
www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/

Data Collection and Needs Analysis

An Introduction of Student Travel Tallies

http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/evaluation-student-class-travel-tally

An Introduction of Parent Surveys

http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/evaluation-parent-survey

Resource for identifying school locations that have the greatest need for pedestrian infrastructure improvements: 
Safety-based Prioritization of Schools for Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Projects: A Process for Transportation Professionals

Pedestrian and Bicycling Advocacy Organizations

Bike Virginia
www.bikewalkvirginia.org

America Bikes
http://www.americabikes.org

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
http://www.apbp.org/

Bikes Belong Coalition
http://bikesbelong.org

Partnership for a Walkable America

http://www.walkableamerica.org

Everybody Walk!

http://everybodywalk.org/

Health Organizations

Virginia Department of Health
www.vdh.state.va.us

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
www.healthyyouthva.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/

National and Statewide Safe Routes to School Information

National Center for Safe Routes to School
www.saferoutesinfo.org

Virginia SRTS State Network
www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/network/virginia

VDOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) website
http://www.virginiadot.org/saferoutes

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “SRTS Toolkit”
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/Safe-Routes-2002/index.html

Walk and Bike to School Day
http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

Walking School Bus
http://www.walkingschoolbus.org

Other

Virginia Department of Education
www.doe.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
www.dcr.virginia.gov

Virginia PTA
www.vapta.org

Institute of Transportation Engineers, Traffic Calming
http://www.ite.org/traffic/tcdevices.asp

National Wildlife Foundation EcoSchools
http://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA.aspx

Webinars

Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains: Best Practicesrecorded April 9, 2014

Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains are great ways to encourage students and their families to walk or bike to school and address concerns about safety.  Learn what Walking School Buses and Bicycles Trains are and the benefits that they provide to schools and their neighborhoods.  Hear how schools and parents in Harrisonburg, Vienna, and Arlington took steps to establish and sustain Walking School Buses and Bike Trains in their communities.  Also learn what steps you can take to start and Walking School Bus or Bike Train in your community.

Safe Routes to School Liability – recorded March 12, 2014

School administrators and principals often cite liability as a chief concern when it comes to encouraging walking and bicycling to and from school.  This webinar builds on previous webinars from the National Center for Safe Routes to School and the National Partnership for Safe Routes to School.  However, liability policies may not be clearly understood throughout the school division.  Becky Short, a Safe Routes to School Coordinator discusses how she has worked with her division to address how to best understand liability and share clear and consistent information with her division. 

Student Travel Tally Week Reports – recorded November 6, 2013

Schools who have conducted student travel tallies are able to generate Travel Tally reports that show and discuss student travel patterns to and from school.  There are three types of reports that can be generated using the National Center Database.  This webinar explains each report type and how to use reports as part of a comprehensive Safe Routes to School program.

 

 

 

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