Want to Learn about Safe Routes to School?

16 Mar

Well then you’re in luck. GMTMA is helping to organize two upcoming webinars where you can learn everything you wanted to know about the Safe Routes to School program, and why your school district should be involved. The webinars are designed for all parents, teachers, local officials, and any interested citizens who are concerned with the well-being of our children, our air quality, and our public health.

Webinar #1: Walking and Biking to School: Inspiring Safer, Healthier, More Active Students
Thursday, March 29, 12:15pm – 1:00pm
During this 45 minute webinar, you’ll learn the basics of Safe Routes to School. Whether you are new to Safe Routes to School or are looking for effective messages to engage your community, this webinar will cover key messages and practical strategies to get kids walking
and biking to school.

This webinar will help participants:

  • Discover ways to get SRTS programs off the ground
  • Learn why SRTS is so important to our communities and our kids
  • Identify the best types of SRTS programs for your community

Want to register for this webinar? Click here.

Webinar #2: All Aboard the Walking School Bus: Walking to School in a Safe, Fun,
and Healthy Way
Thursday, April 19, 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Walking School Buses and Bike Trains are great for getting more kids to walk and bike to school, but organizing them can be a challenge. Join us for this 45 minute webinar on successful approaches and resources for creating group walks and rides to school.

This webinar will help participants:

  • Understand the benefits of creating a Walking School Bus
  • Learn the key components of a successful program
  • Hear case studies of successful programs in New Jersey
  • Learn about resources available to help implement a Walking School Bus or Bike Train program

Want to register for this webinar? Click here.

Technical note: To hear the webinars, your computer must be able to play audio.

These webinars are brought to you by two Transportation Management Associations — Greater Mercer TMA and Keep Middlesex Moving, and the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center with support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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