Student transportation safety has been a top priority throughout our Florida communities. The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program has provided opportunities for schools and communities to work together, helping to improve safety for families walking and biking to school. Some of the efforts that have improved school travel safety include pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure additions and improvements, enforcement, safety education in the schools, and events and activities that encourage families to be more active in their communities. Over the years, Walk and Bike to School day events have given schools and families a chance to be a part of the positive impacts walking and biking has in their communities.
In this webinar, we’ll provide details on how to plan a Walk and Bike to School Day event. You’ll learn steps for initiating a Walk and Bike to School Day, the planning involved, how to coordinate with schools and local partners, and the steps for carrying out your own event in your community. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the process that goes into a Walk and Bike to School Day event.
SRTS is a statewide program, funded by the 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 benefits of Walk and Bike to School events.
✔ Identify steps for planning a Walk and Bike to School Day.
✔ Provide examples of the various partners involved.
✔ Explain assessment of event(s).
✔ List and discuss Walk and Bike to School Day event options/opportunities.
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.
How to Plan a Walk and Bike to School Day
DATE: Thursday, September 23, 2021
TIME: 2:30 to 4:00 pm (ET)