Webinar: “Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Student Transportation Departments”
When: Thurs April 18, 2013 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST
Cost: FREE, but online advance registration is required. Login instructions will be sent upon registration!
Helping your school district implement more safe routes to schools can save schools money, decrease traffic, and improve children’s health and community safety. This webinar will teach you how to work with your school district to improve policies and programs related to Safe Routes To Schools.
Webinar Description: “Student transportation departments spend their days working to get students safely to and from school, but historically have focused on busing and driving. Safe Routes to School can easily support district transportation departments in identifying ways to safely get children active while commuting to school, while decreasing traffic congestion during arrival and dismissal periods.
In light of major funding cuts for both busing and walking programs, as well as concerns about childhood obesity rates, district transportation departments and Safe Routes to School can work together to improve policies and programs to help schools save money, decrease traffic, increase community safety and improve the health of children. Join us for this hour long webinar where we’ll explore strategies that district transportation departments are currently employing to include walking and bicycling to school in their day-to-day work.
• Dan Pires, director of operations, transportation & risk management, Eureka City Schools
• Peter Hurst, transportation options program specialist, Boulder Valley School District
• Dave Cowan, program manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This free webinar is part of a series of monthly National Learning Network webinars on topics related to Safe Routes to School and other policy and program initiatives that can increase walking and bicycling to school and in daily life.”
Link to info/registration: “Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Student Transportation Departments”