Safety is an on-going community event! Educational activities include teaching pedestrian, bicyclist and traffic safety and creating the awareness of the benefits and goals of Safe Routes to School. Be sure to include the entire community when planning the education strategies:
Adults learn best when they feel the topic is relevant to them. Children learn best when presented with a combination of educational methods such as group activities, hands-on skill building and discussion. Practical experience is important!
Tips to stay safe if you are using the road with any of the active modes (walking, biking, scooting, skating, etc):
- See and Be Seen- keep your eyes and ears open and wear bright, reflective cloths especially at night.
- Cross roads with traffic signals, at crosswalks or at corners.
- Look left, right, left, only proceed when clear, and keep looking as you cross.
- Find the best route to your destination before starting your journey. Look for sidewalks, paths, traffic signals, crosswalks and low volume/ speed roads. Know your limits! Only use roads, trails you are comfortable with.
Please see the Options Menu on left for more information about education programs.