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Safe Routes to School -
Encouragement Strategies

  • Host special or themed events.
  • Sponsor a Walk or Bike to School Day using route walkability and bikeability checklists.
  • Use a saturation project – design a year-long focus on walking or bicycling that takes students and the community from safety education through a variety of events to small improvement projects that build momentum for bicycling or walking.
  • Start mileage clubs and contests.
  • Host an ongoing walking and bicycling activities, such as walking school buses, bicycle trains, park and walk activities, and routine on-campus/school grounds walks.