Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
September & October - Take Student Travel Tallies
A Student Travel Tally is a quick, in-class survey that provides valuable information on student travel patterns. To participate in Student Travel Tally Week, conduct a Student Travel Tally at your school in September or October using paper forms or online links and enter the data on the Safe Routes to School Data Collection System (saferoutesdata.org) by November 15. For more information, click here.
September 24 - Walk and Bike to School Webinar
Webinar 3 - Youth as Leaders in Improving Walking and Biking Safety. 4 to 5 pm.
Through Vision Zero for Youth and events like Walk and Bike to School Day, communities come together to create safer places for youth to walk and bike. These efforts also provide an opportunity for youth to take the lead in promoting safety near their schools and in their neighborhoods. Learn about the role of youth as agents of change from youth leaders who have been engaged in improving their environment for walking and biking and from organizations that work to empower youth as leaders in their communities. Learn more and register here.
October 2 - Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day to raise awareness of the benefits of walking and biking and need for Safe Routes to School. Participating in and hosting an event is the perfect way to encourage walking to school, teach safe pedestrian skills, and kick off a Safe Routes to School program for the school year. Learn more here.
The SRTS Calendar discusses the importance of working with your school and school division to get SRTS events on the official calendar so that students, parents, and schools can look forward to and prepare for Safe Routes events. This resource also includes a customizable academic calendar that shows the important upcoming SRTS dates and can be used in the classroom or to help plan for SRTS events.
Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
Sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters electronically. You can read past editions of the Virginia SRTS Newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the links below.
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA