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Safe Routes to School
Resource Directory
(Compiled May 2002)

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General Information

Safe Routes to School Clearinghouse
Peggy DaSilva
Center for Health Training
614 Grand Avenue, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94610
Tel: 877-4SAFERT

The National SAFE KIDS Campaign
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1707
Tel: 202-662-0900

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
730 Airport Road, Suite 300
Campus Box 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
Tel: 919-962-2202

National Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day

California Walk to School Day Headquarters
CA Department of Health Services
Tel: 888-393-0353

Model Programs

Marin County Safe Routes to Schools
Marin County Bicycle Coalition
Wendi Kallins
PO Box 201
Forest Knolls, CA 94933
Tel: 415-488-4101

California’s Safe Routes to School Initiative
Demonstration projects in nine communities, Sept. 2000 through May 2002. Case studies available.
Anne Seeley
UC San Francisco/CA Department of Health Services
PO Box 942732-Mail stop 675
Sacramento, CA 94234-7320

Go for Green
Unit 16, 5480 Canotek Road
Ottawa, ON K1J 9H6
Toll free: 888-822-2848

SR2S Program
35 King Street
Bristol, BS1 4DZ
United Kingdom
Tel: 011-44-117-929-0888

Way to Go!
3538 West 24th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6S IL4
Tel: 604-732-1511

Florida Traffic and Bike Safety Education Program
University of Florida
Linda Crider, Director
Pete Davidson, Program Assistant
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
PO Box 115706
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel: 352-392-8192

Arlington, Massachusetts, Safe Routes to School Pilot Program
Dorthea Haas
Project Coordinator, WalkBoston
156 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: 617-451-1570

Arlington County Safe Routes to School
Arlington County Public Affairs Division
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-228-3969

The Bronx Safe Routes to School Program
Earlene Wilkerson, Outreach Coordinator
Transportation Alternatives
115 W. 30th Street, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-629-8080

Walking School Bus

Kidwalk to School
Pedestrians Educating Drivers (PEDS)
Sally Flocks
1447 Peachtree Street, Suite 801
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel: 404-873-5667

City of Chicago Walking School Bus Program
City of Chicago Department of Transportation
30 North LaSalle Street, #400
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: 312-742-2755

The Walking School Bus
A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Prepared by Pinnacle Research for Christchurch
New Zealand

Kidwalk to School
Jessica Shisler, MPH
Coordinator, Walk to School Programs
Active Community Environments Team
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS-K46)
Atlanta, GA 30341
Tel: 770-488-5085
Fax: 770-488-5473

Public Health Organizations

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 800-AHA-USA1

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
4770 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Physical Activity–Kids Walk to School programs

The American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Traffic Calming

Street Design Guidelines for Healthy Neighborhoods
by Dan Burden
c/o Center for Livable Communities*
1414 K Street, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA 95814-3929
Tel: 800-290-8202

Reclaiming Our Cities and Towns:
Better Living with Less Traffic (1993)
by David Engwicht
New Society Publishers
PO Box 12816
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Making Streets that Work:
Neighborhood Planning Tool
by City of Seattle’s Design Commission, Engineering Department, Office of Management and Planning
c/o Center for Livable Communities (see above*)
Institute of Transportation Engineers
525 School Street, SW, Suite 410
Washingon, DC 20024
Tel: 202-554-8050

The Oregon Toolbox for Traffic Calming Trafficcalming/

Fehr and Peers Transportation Engineers

Parisi Associates
58 Alta Vista Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Alta Planning + Design
707 C Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415 482 8660

Federal Highway Administration

Teaching Children

Going Places, Making Choices

Sarah Cahill, Environmental Program Manager
National 4-H Council
Tel: 301-961-2904
Fax: 301-961-2894

Portland Kids on the Move
Portland Department of Transportation
Shannon Parker
Tel: (503) 823-5391

Smart Moves – Transportation Curriculum
Climate Solutions
610 East 4th Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501
Tel: (360) 352-1763
Fax: (360) 943-4977
Copies also can be downloaded from

American Automobile Association (AAA)
Foundation for Traffic Safety
1440 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-638-5944

League of American Bicyclists
Michael Klasmeier, Program Director
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006-2802
Tel: 202 822-1333
Fax: 202 822-1334

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Bruce Mackey, Nevada State Education Officer
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
Tel: (775) 687-4229

Minnesota Bicycle & Pedestrian Alliance
210 E. 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: 651-290-0405
Trips for Kids
Marilyn Price
Tel: 415-458-2986

Northern Lights Outreach Program
Todd Blackmoore
Tel: 916-829-1307

Home to School Safe Travel for Children Train-the-Trainer
Colorado Department of Transportation Gay Page
Tel: 303-757-9982

Teaching Safe Bicycling Program (TSB)
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Developed by We Bike
JoAnne Pruitt Thunder
Tel: 608-267-3154 (Wisconsin DOT)
Peter Flucke
Tel: 920-497-3196,

Charles Hammond,
Youth Bicycle Education Network
Tel: 317-253-3632

Park Tool School
A mechanics-based class offered through bike shops. The materials are designed to be taught by someone with a rudimentary understanding of bicycles.


Stop, Look and Listen with Willy Whistle/Walking with Your Eyes
“Willy Whistle” is a lively, animated character featured in this video designed to teach pedestrian skills to children. “Stop and Look with Willy Whistle,” the first segment of the video, is designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. The second segment, “Walking with Your Eyes,” teaches more complex pedestrian behavior for children in grades four through seven, and is supported by a teacher’s guide (6P0062).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Tel: 202-366-0910

Ride Smart: It's Time to Start
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
DOT HS 809 397 (January 2002)
Tel: 202-366-0910

A Kids Eye View
Basics of Bicycling
Effective Cycling
League of American Bicyclists
Tel: 202-822-1333

California State Automobile Association
150 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-565-2305

Jello in a Jar (excellent helmet safety video)
Bill Nye the Science Guy


Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Web Sites for Children

Young TransNet

Educating Teenage Cyclists

Web Sites for Teachers


National Safe Kids Coalition (USA)

Transportation for Livable Communities

Car Free Day

Walking School Bus Guide For Parents And Teachers
A guide for parents and teachers with step-by-step instructions on how to setup walking school buses in communities.

Bernadine Walsh, Transport Executive
EECA's Auckland office
Tel: 09 916 4640


CycleSmart (Animated cycle safety training for elementary students.)
E-mail: (please include your name and phone number.)
Tel: 800-665-0667 (toll free from United States and Canada)
Fax: 604-431-7996

Safer Journey
Interactive CD-ROM for improving "Pedestrian Safety"; useful for elementary and middle school. It is available on CD-ROM and also can be viewed online at; click on "Pedestrian Info" and then click on "Safer Journey."
Federal Highway Administration
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: 202-366-8044
Fax: 202-366-3222

Bicycle, Pedestrian, & Transit

Advocacy America WALKS
PO Box 29103
Portland, OR 97210
Tel: 503-222-1077

Bikes Belong
1368 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2800
Tel: 617-734-2810

League of American Bicyclists
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-822-1333

The Center for Livable Communities
Local Government Commission
1414 K Street, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: 916-448-1198 or 800-290-8202

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-331-9696

California office: Laura Cohen
Tel: 415-397-2220

Surface Transportation Policy Project
1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-466-2636
California Office
James Corless
Tel: (415) 956-7795

Walkable Communities, Inc.
Dan Burden
320 South Main Street
High Springs, FL 32643
Tel: 904-454-3304

California Bicycle Coalition
Chris Morfas, Executive Director
926 J Street, Suite 509
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: 916.446.7558

Thunderhead Alliance
Adam Spey, Executive Director
Tel: 202-728-9100

Marin County Bicycle Coalition
Debbie Hubsmith, Executive Director
PO Box 35
San Anselmo, CA 94979
Tel: 415-456-3469

Marin Share the Road
Malcolm Foster, Director
33 Matilda Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941-2161
Tel: 415-388-3818

Government Agencies

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: 202-366-0910

Safe Routes to School Program
(California Department of Transportation)
PO Box 942873
Sacramento, CA 94273-0001
Tel: 916-654-5266

Federal Highway Administration
400 Seventh St., SW
Washington D.C. 20590

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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