Safe Routes to School -
Education Strategies


For Children

  • Provide one-time instruction, such as bicycle rodeo or biking or walking safety program.
  • Incorporate education into classroom or physical education lessons or integrate lessons into classroom subjects.
  • Involve parents by asking them to reinforce safe bicycling and walking skills Hold structured sessions for children to practice skills.

Reaching Parents

  • Use printed materials, such as web sites, emails, flyers, and newsletters.
  • Use enforcement strategies.
  • Use media stories.
  • Offer training classes so they can teach their children.

For Drivers Near the School

  • Install temporary or permanent signs.
  • Use enforcement activities.
  • Use media stories.

Reaching School Neighbors

  • Attend neighborhood group meetings to introduce SR2S, discuss neighbors' needs and concerns and ask for their help.
  • Host an open house for neighbors and parents to learn more about SR2S.
  • Install informational signs in highly visible locations around the neighborhood.
  • Distribute fliers to homes near the school. Some communities have mailed information with utility bills.