Florida Safe Routes to School

A Safe Routes to School plan, also known as a School Travel Plan (STP), focuses on assessing the existing environment for students walking and bicycling and identifying infrastructure improvements and non-infrastructure improvements to support walking and bicycling to and from the specific school. This webinar series covers how to develop your STP and the tools available. Topics include identifying stakeholders and engaging community members, how to outline the planning process, and STP components. Examples and best practices will also be provided to showcase how Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and School Travel Plans are put into action!

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.

Learning Objectives:

✔ Define why a STP is important and how to use it.
✔ Understand the resources needed to put your STP into play.
✔ Identify stakeholders and how to include them in an STP.
✔ Describe the tools needed to do an STP.
✔ Know how to use a data driven approach to building your STP.
✔ Know what to do when your STP is ready for implementation.

Part 1 Introduction to Florida SRTS Travel Plans: In week one, we will dive right into the Florida SRTS Travel Plan and the data driven approach to selecting and implementing SRTS infrastructure and non-infrastructure programs.

Part 2 Building a Stakeholders Group and School Travel Assessments: Week two will provide several examples of building an STP stakeholders group. Attendees will learn how to create a plan using the necessary tools for improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

Guest speakers include:
◾ Lisa Silva, AICP, PLA: Principal Planner, Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization
◾ Abigail Flores, P.E., M.P.A.: Transportation Safety and Mobility Program Manager, Hillsborough County
◾ Kathrin Tellez, AICP, PTP, RSP1: Operations Manager, Fehr & Peers

Part 3 Education, Encouragement, and Enforcement: Week three will take us through the non-infrastructure side of a plan. We will look at education, encouragement, and enforcement programs as they relate to SRTS and we will provide training points to involve key stakeholders in the various programs.

Guest speakers include:
◾ Emily Hinsdale: President, Sidewalk Stompers
◾ David D. Cohill: THI Unit Supervisor, Jacksonville Police Department


To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out this web form to request your certificate: https://floridaltap.org/recorded-webinar-certificate-request/. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks with your certificate.

Each webinar will award 2.0 PDHs for a total of 6.0 PDHs for the series.


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