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Safe Routes To School - Encouragement

SRTS helps your school community organize customizable programs and events that encourage students, parents, teachers, and the local community to choose active, healthy, and safe modes of transportation.
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  • Register for an upcoming flagship day event
    • SRTS hosts 3 flagship days throughout the year. Flagship days are a great way to celebrate those who choose active transportation or to jumpstart walking and biking to school in the community.
    • You can now register for all three flagship days at once. Click Register to go to the new online registration page.
  • Learn about walking school bus/bike train formations
    • Walking school buses and bike trains are fun, social, physically active, and environmentally-friendly forms of transportation. Through evaluation of where students live and current walking route assessments, SRTS can help designate drop off and pick up points for all students along a designated route to school, under complete supervision of parent or school staff volunteers. Request your kit to start a walking school bus.
  • Set up a bike rodeo
    • A bicycle rodeo is a fun way to teach children about the rules of the road while practicing safe bicycling. The rodeo format incorporates stations along a loop course where children can learn about bicycle safety and practice safe bicycle skills. Students begin by practicing individual skills and gradually advance to a simulated neighborhood environment.
  • Walk Across America and Massachusetts posters
  • Access to safety incentive items to encourage safe walking and biking to and from school
    • Materials and giveaways geared towards a grade level
    • Access to safety items such as bike helmets, reflective armbands and shoelaces
    • Bike helmets are distributed to those with the greatest need and are donated by our Alliance Partner: Breakstone, White & Gluck through their Project KidSafe program
      (Ask your Outreach Coordinator for more information)
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