Safe Routes to School Workshops

People sitting around tables at Board meetingCommunities and schools with limited access to resources are often unable to take advantage of opportunities to address challenges such as traffic safety concerns, and high rates of obesity. While a comprehensive Safe Routes to School (SRTS) intervention can address safety issues and increase walking and biking to school, these underserved communities are often unaware of SRTS grants and less competitive because of their lack of grant-writing capacity. Our objective is to provide these schools with SRTS funding as well as the capacity to use the funds effectively.

In this project, PedNet Coalition is partnering with M. G. Tech-Writing to develop and deliver a series of workshops targeting rural and urban Missouri communities with limited resources. Following the workshops, one rural community and one urban community will be selected to receive an intensive year-long program of SRTS planning assistance and capacity-building support. The goal is to prepare these two communities to apply for their own SRTS grants in the 2014 round of funding.

These workshops are funded by Missouri Department of Transportation.

Online Resources for Workshops
SRTS Walk-about and Bike-about Brief
SRTS Web Resources
MoDOT How to Write a High Quality SRTS Grant
MoDOT SRTS Team Development Strategies
MoDOT Types of SRTS Programs
MoDOT SRTS Grant Implementation
2012 Enhancement Guide
MoDOT Project Writing Assistance Program Application
Additional Online Resources
Metropolitan Planning Organization/Regional Planning Commission Contact
Active School Checklist
MoDOT SRTS Project Programs
Real Property Acquisition Policies Act
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) SRTS: Practice & Promise
NHTSA SRTS Toolkit
Walk/Bike to School Day Implementation Strategies
“Kids on the Move” Portland, OR
Marin County Bicycle Coalition SRTS Lesson Plans