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SRTS offers the tools students need to be smart, safe pedestrians and bicyclists through a combination of training sessions, school assemblies, workshops, videos, and printed materials. We also have resources available for parents/guardians, educators, and community stakeholders that include webinars, lesson plans, videos, and other materials for download.

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Children learning about traffic rules

Webinars

SRTS presents several webinars throughout the year. If you couldn’t attend live, full recordings of each webinar are available below.

SRTS Student Travel in a COVID World Zoom Meetings – August 12, 2020

On August 12, 2020, the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program hosted a meeting on Student Travel in a COVID World at 10:00am and 2:00pm. This meeting was designed to have school officials and stakeholders plan and discuss what the most important activities would be in advance of back to school with the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School team. An overview of the Safe School Travel during COVID-19 document was featured which provided the top five measures that a school should address now. Measures included efficient planning for safe arrival/dismissal, improving safety in anticipation of increased family vehicle traffic, accommodating all forms of transportation during arrival and dismissal, reducing the amount of family vehicle traffic on campus and offering educators safe options to complete active transportation and safety training. The meeting was highlighted with slides from MassDEP’s Green Team and MassDOT’s recently launched Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program.

Please view webinar video below:

SRTS New Tools for Schools Webinar - April 29, 2020

On April 29, 2020, Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program hosted a webinar on New Tools for Schools.  This webinar was designed to provide an overview of new tools and resources developed by the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program for individual schools, school districts, and municipalities. A few of the resources that were reviewed will included our bike safety training video, a driver awareness handout, and the new SRTS toolkit. During the webinar, we took the time to examine all tools as well as provided guidance on intended audiences and usage. We finished the webinar with an overview of our website, a preview of key findings from our recent SRTS Partner Survey, and announcements of upcoming events.

Please view webinar video below:

Additional Webinars: (when you click the hyperlink below only the video of the past webinar will appear)

Annual Safe Routes to School Awards Ceremony

June 8, 2020

 

Exemplary Programs by Region Winners:

  • Lee Elementary School, Lee
  • Roberts Elementary School, Medford
  • Parthum Elementary and Middle Schools, Lawrence
  • Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, Plymouth

Exemplary Programs by Region Honorable Mentions:

  • Clarksburg School, Clarksburg
  • Miller Elementary School, Holliston
  • Roger Clap Elementary School, Dorchester
  • Marguerite E. Small Elementary School, Yarmouth

Community Collaboration:

  • Shape Up Somerville (Winner)
  • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (Honorable Mention)

Nikki Tishler Memorial Award:

  • Emily Schiavoni, North Adams Public Schools

May 30, 2019

June 25, 2018

 

Bike Safety Education

Children learning about bicycle safety

Bike Safety Education

Bicycling-Themed Lesson Plans

 

Pedestrian Safety Education

Children safely cross the street.

SRTS provides pedestrian safety lessons for students in grades K-8, but is primarily focused on second-grade students. Cognitively, students at the second-grade level are ready to learn about the principals of being a safe pedestrian and therefore SRTS encourages schools to incorporate this training as enrichment or as part of curriculum. Schools can deliver the curriculum themselves with the resources below or can schedule a SRTS Outreach Coordinator to provide the training:

Pedestrian Safety Education

 

Pedestrian-Themed Lesson Plans

Additional Resources for Pedestrians

 

Driver Education

Student Safety During Arrival Dismissal

Crossing Guards

Crossing guards play an important role in helping students travel safely as they approach the school. SRTS has some helpful resources to support the crossing guard(s) at your school.

Other Resources

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