Resources and Links
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Webinars The NCSRTS offers free webinars designed to educate and assist with successful planning, outreach and implementation of SRTS programs and activities. For a list of online webinars, click here. The SRTS National Partnership offers this resource as well. Click here for a list of webinars available. You may sign up to receive notifications for upcoming webinars, too. The calendar below lists all webinars as well as other free webinars you may find interesting.
Mississippi Crossing Guard training Program – developed to assist in promoting safe crossing for all children in schools zones, this training is available free of charge. For more information about Crossing Guards in Mississippi and to set up a training in your community, contact Leonard Swilley with MDE’s Safe and Orderly Schools at 601-359-1028.
Crossing Guard Guidelines for Mississippi
Crossing Guard Training Presentation
National Center For Safe Routes to School (NCSRTS) assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school. The National Center serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School has released a new resource that highlights methods for estimating the environmental health impacts of local Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. To view the resource, visit http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/resources/Environmental_Health.pdf
The National Center and ITE developed a series of nine instructional brieﬁng sheets for transportation practitioners to use for Safe Routes to School program planning and implementation. The briefing sheets support transportation engineers and planners as they work to establish safer walking and bicycling routes near schools and may be found on the ITE website.
Shifting Modes: A Comparative Analysis of SRTS Program Elements and Travel Mode Outcomes http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/resources/Shifting_Modes_Comparative_Analysis.PDF This new report answers the question, "Do SRTS programs that increase walking and biking have some common characteristics?"
New Study connects Delaware Students' Fitness, School Performance An executive summary of the report is available here: http://www.sparkpe.org/physical-education-resources/academics-physical-activity/.
How Children Get to School: School Travel Patterns from 1969 to 2009, http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/resources/NHTS_school_travel_report_2011_0.pdf. This report gives the results of school travel trends tracked for four decades.
Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Traffic, first in a 3-part series, shows how specific schools in Utah, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Vermont and California measured success after using a variety of traffic reduction strategies. (From the National Center for Safe Routes to School)
Pedestrian Safer Journey and Bicycle Safer Journey, educational videos and learner assessments for ages 5 - 18 available online at http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/pedsaferjourney/ and http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/bicyclesaferjourney/. They're not meant to replace or serve as curriculum, but rather a way to jumpstart things.
The Mississippi State Department of Health’s SRTS Program has developed free educational programs like the Safe Routes STARS pedestrian and bicycle safety skills program and offers activities like bicycle Rodeos that they bring to your school or community.
K-8 SRTS Lesson Plans are available in the Mississippi Department of Education’s Health in Action database of lesson plans designed to address Mississippi frameworks in many subject areas like Health, PE, Math, and Language Arts.
Bike Walk Mississippi, the statewide advocacy group for biking and walking in Mississippi, offers a list of resources, toolkits and events to help you build a strong audience for biking and walking in your community as well as the benefits of walking and biking.