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Safe Routes to School for Rural Communities 2-Part Webinar Series
May 18, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs can succeed in rural areas. But ensuring that schoolchildren can get the benefits of walking and bicycling to school in rural communities requires wrestling with challenges and barriers that may be different than in other areas. In this webinar, we will go over the needs and benefits of SRTS in rural areas, safety education and partnership opportunities, challenges that may arise, specific approaches, and showcase successful rural examples. This two-part webinar series will focus on the infrastructure side of SRTS in rural communities, and the variety of safety program elements that will enhance walking and biking safety for children and families.
SRTS is a statewide program, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), whose goal is to make it safer for more children to walk and bike to school. This training is being brought to you by FDOT through the Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center. The Florida LTAP Center provides quality training, technical assistance, & technology transfer to the Florida local transportation workforce.
Part 1 – Education and Encouragement (5/18/2022): Session one will define rural communities and discuss school transportation options for those students. We will discuss how to build partnerships to help encourage active transportation while also focusing on safety.
Part 2 – Infrastructure and Barriers (5/25/2022): Session two will discuss the infrastructure and challenges in rural areas as it relates to SRTS. We will also discuss site assessment, stakeholder engagement, and planning for the future.
Ruth Steiner, Ph.D.
- Each webinar will award 1.5 PDH’s for fully viewing the webinar. A total of 3.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions.
- Please note – Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
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