Resources, Publications, and Organizations
Healthy People 2010
This publication offers a set of health objectives for Americans to strive to achieve in the first decade of the 21st century. “Healthy People 2010” presents a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda to help states, communities, organizations, and individuals develop programs to improve health. Available in print or CD-ROM.
Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking
This report describes outstanding projects that have increased walking, bicycling, and improved user safety in communities across America. Impressive is the variety of projects that have been initiated since the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act was passed in 1991. With examples from all parts of the country, it describes on-road facilities and off-road trails, transit-related projects, and community planning efforts. All Four Es (Encouragement, Education, Engineering, and Enforcement) are represented.
Contact: Federal Highway Administration
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design – A Guide for Public Health Practitioners
This guide is designed to provide public health practitioners and others an introduction to increasing physical activity through better community design, and describes seven kinds of projects you promote to help create more bicycle-friendly and walkable communities. The guide discusses how such projects get funded and presents an array of resources to help with implementation.
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School
This guide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a tool to help you develop a walk-to-school program that is appropriate for your neighborhood. It includes a checklist and step-by-step guidelines for creating a KidsWalk-to-School program such as a “walking school bus.” Sample letters, surveys, forms, and an extensive list of resources are included.
National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety
Each publication was the result of a nationwide conference that brought
researchers, activists, and officials together to recommend strategies.
“National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety” (25 pages) is designed to be a roadmap for policy makers, safety specialists, educators, and the bicycling community to follow as they promote national, state and local efforts to increase safe bicycling. It includes goals, strategies, short- and long-term actions that can reduce injuries associated with bicycle riding.
Contact: National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety
National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety
Pedestrian Safety Toolkit
This toolkit includes resource materials that states and communities can use to implement their pedestrian safety programs and achieve their goals. It contains a compilation of federal agency pedestrian safety videos; an interactive CD-ROM of pedestrian resources with subject-to-subject cross referencing; a user manual that explains how to create effective pedestrian safety programs; a resource manual that references NHTSA, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration materials; and sample materials and information that cover the basics for all who want to do pedestrian safety and advocacy. In addition, the “User's Manual and Resource Guide” can be ordered separately.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Safe Routes To Schools Toolkit
This toolkit, developed by the Marin County Safe Routes To Schools project in California — in partnership with NHTSA and the California Department of Health Services — is designed to be used in initiating and implementing a Safe Routes To Schools program. It includes examples of classroom activities, ideas for promotions, information on safe streets, resources, and forms to assist you along the way.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Safe Ways To School Toolkit
This toolkit details systematically how to create a Safe Ways To School program for your community. It provides an overview of the implementation process, and includes sample tools such as a student travel survey, parent survey, neighborhood site assessment, and implementation ideas. It also contains a video and sample materials, including handouts for students, parents, and schools.
Contact: Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program
Way to Go! Manual and Resource Kit
The “Way to Go! Manual and Resource Kit” can help parents, teachers, and student groups design and implement school-based, traffic-reduction programs in their communities. It includes ideas, strategies, information, and educational and curriculum resources. Other manuals available include: “Bike Smarts: A Handbook;” “RoadSenseKids: Passport to Safety (Teaching Guide for K-3);” and “Walking/Wheeling Challenge Map.”