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!

Florida Safe Routes to SchoolSRTS 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 (Wednesday, October 19th, 10am – 12pm): 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 (Monday, October 24th, 10am – 12pm): 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 (Friday, October 28th, 10am – 12pm): 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

This webinar series is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (2.0 PDHs) will be provided to those that request these during registration. A total of 6.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions.

Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!

Instructor Bios:

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.

School Travel Plan (Safe Routes to School Master Plan) Development 3-Part Webinar Series

Upon registering, you will be signed up for all 3 days of this series.

PART 1: October 19th, 2022  |  10:00am – 12:00pm (ET)
PART 2: October 24th, 2022  |  10:00am – 12:00pm (ET)
PART 3: October 28th, 2022  |  10:00am – 12:00pm (ET)