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1 Safe Routes to School Program Presentation by the 3 Rivers Bicycle Coalition

2 Safe Routes to School Program Washington Bikes

3 Safe Routes to School Program Source: xxxx

4 Safe Routes to School Program Source: xxxx

5 Safe Routes to School Program Pre-driving age children face the greatest likely- hood of injury while walking and bicycling. or death Education programs save lives: they have been proven to reduce accidents, injury and death by 85%. Education on bicycle/pedestrian safety make for more effective cyclists and pedestrians as well as safer and more informed drivers. Source(s): need input from Damion

6 Safe Routes to School Program Improved Physical Health! Improved Community Skills! Improved Environmental Health and Overall Safety! Improved Positive Life-long Habits

7 Safe Routes to School Program A locally controlled program supported with funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to: Encourage a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and facilitate the planning that will improve safety in the vicinity (approximately 2 miles) of primary and middle schools (Grades K-8).

8 Safe Routes to School Program …a two day training session conducted by Washington Bikes (a non- profit state-wide bicycle advocacy organization) Provides framework of knowledge to later be shared with students for safe and healthy cycling and walking. Benefits last for a lifetime!

9 Safe Routes to School Program Successful applicants receive : (needs checking by Seth) Training (Continuing Education Credits) for 5-8 grade P.E. teachers to facilitate programs as part of the districts P.E. curriculum. Fleet of new bicycles and helmets. Trailer to safely secure and transport bicycles. Resources to effectively run and maintain the SRtS program. Picture from National Center for Safe Routes to School National Center for Safe Routes to School

10 Safe Routes to School Program Resources for Successful Applicants Grant funding is available to provide the training free of charge to the school district (normally, it is about $5000). Washington Bikes provide curriculums for the participants and teaching aids. Reimbursement for the costs of the substitute teachers when the PE teachers are getting trained. For selected district: funding for a fleet of bikes (to teach the curriculum) in the following school year (from WSDOT). Commitments by District: a commitment to teach the program during the school year An intention to teach the program into the future. conducting evaluation surveys before and after teaching the program each time.

11 Safe Routes to School Program Contact information for additional information: need info from Seth Applications are due: need info from Seth Questions? Comments?

12 Safe Routes to School Program Picture from Wabikes.org


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