Safe Routes to School
How does my school participate in Student Travel Tally Week? Collecting travel tallies is a two-step process: 1) Use the form below in the classroom to the record how students travel to school on two days during the same week. 2) Upload the data to www.saferoutesdata.org. You can either input the data yourself online, which will allow you to run a summary report right away, or you can mail the forms to the National Center for processing. Forms must be received by November 15, 2016 and the process can take 8-10 weeks.
What are Parent Surveys? Student Travel Tallies show what is happening in regards to student travel at a particular school and Parent Surveys can help explain the why. Parent Surveys can be administered any time of year, either by paper or via a link to an online survey. The paper survey forms are linked to below. For more information about the online option, see the National Center for SRTS website.
Please contact us if you have any questions. You can reach your Virginia SRTS Local Technical Assistance Coordinator on our toll-free hotline, 1-855-601-7787.
Also, be sure to check out the resources below; a good place to start is the zipped folder at the top of the list, which contains everything you’ll need for a successful STTW. If you are already familiar with the basics, resources can also be downloaded individually.
Student Travel Tally Week Resources
Student Travel Tally Week Toolkit
First time taking travel tallies? This NEW resource collection contains everything you need to conduct Student Travel Tallies at your school.
STTW FAQ Sheet
Download this resource for easy-to-find answers to common Student Travel Tally Week questions.
Learn it. Do it. Live it! Student Travel Tally Week
This installment in our Learn it. Do it. Live it! series offers more details on how to participate in Student Travel Tally Week.
It includes a sample letter or email from your principal to send to teachers, scripts for daily announcements during Student Travel Tally Week, and ways to help teachers explain each travel mode choice to students.
Need some ideas for connecting Student Travel Tally Week to the classroom? Consider the ideas on this Classroom Connections. These are ‘starter’ ideas only. We want to add your ideas to the list!
Help spread the word about Student Travel Tally Week with these Student Take-Home Flyers.
There are two different flyers that you can use to help inform students, parents, and the community about Student Travel Tally Week.
Instructions for using www.SafeRoutesData.org
Schools participating in Student Travel Tally Week will use the SRTS National Center’s Database to submit their tallies. This allows school data to be included in the statewide report for Virginia, and helps program staff keep track of participation.
There are two sets of instructions for using the National Center’s data system: one explaining how to input data and create cover sheets (top), and another for running reports (bottom).
This Introduction to Student Travel Tally Week webinar discusses the basics of Student Travel Tally Week including the importance of taking tallies, how you can prepare for Student Travel Tally Week, how to conduct tallies, and the methods of uploading tally data.
To learn more about accessing tally data and running travel tally reports, watch the webinar, Student Travel Tally Week: Moving Forward or view the slideshow.
Student Travel Tally Week in Virginia
The number of schools participating in Student Travel Tally Week continues to grow. In the fall of 2015, 266 schools across the state participated in Student Travel Tally Week during September and October —13 more schools than participated in 2014! In addition to learning about their own student travel trends and setting the baseline measurement for future SRTS projects, these schools are able to make division and statewide reports to see how their schools compare within their division and across the state. You can view the fall 2015 Statewide Report for a detailed analysis at this link.
During the tally months, 511,078 total trips were counted statewide in more than 100 different cities and towns. Overall, when traveling to school:
How are students in your school division getting to and from school? Check out three years of fall Student Travel Tally Week reports by school division below.
- Alexandria City Public Schools, 2013, 2014
- Arlington Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Chesapeake Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Chesterfield County Public Schools, 2015
- Clarke County Public Schools, 2013
- Colonial Heights Public Schools, 2013
- Fairfax County Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Galax City Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Harrisonburg Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Henrico County Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Loudoun County Public Schools, 2013
- Lynchburg Public Schools, 2014, 2015
- Newport News Public Schools, 2015
- Norfolk Public Schools, 2014, 2015
- Portsmouth Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Prince William County Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Richmond City Schools, 2015
- Rockingham County Schools, 2015
- Stafford County Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, 2013, 2014, 2015
Contact the Virginia SRTS program hotline or email us for a walk-through of the process.
Email us at info@VirginiaSRTS.org