For communities that are just getting started or are interested in supporting safe walking and bicycling for youth, this workshop provides an introduction to the Florida Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The workshop includes an overview of the benefits of Safe Routes to School, an introduction to the 5E’s (engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation) of Safe Routes to School, and a discussion of initial steps you can take to build a successful Safe Routes to School Program.
In this webinar, we’ll describe the history and the purpose of Safe Routes to School. We’ll also define and explain the elements of an SRTS program using the 5 E’s. You’ll learn about the benefits of SRTS programs, and how to identify barriers for walking and biking to school. Attendees will also learn the steps involved in creating an SRTS program.
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.
✔ Describe the Safe Routes to School program.
✔ Identify trends that lead to barriers for walking and biking to school, and solutions that improve access and safety.
✔ Provide the benefits, history, program goals, and elements of a Safe Routes to School program.
This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDHs) will be provided to those that request these during registration.
Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
Jason Jackman is a Senior Research Associate with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). For over 14 years, he has managed programs such as Tampa’s Safe Routes to School program, as well as other bicycle and pedestrian safety programs throughout the State of Florida. He is a safety advocate and enjoys meeting and working with community partners who share an interest in transportation safety. Mr. Jackman holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida.
Safe Routes to School 101
DATE: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 am (ET)