Resources, Publications, and Organizations
Active & Safe Routes To School Resource Manual
This community action guide is for organizations and schools that want to encourage active transportation to and from school, thus reducing children's reliance on the automobile for short trips. It suggests ways to conceive, create, and implement their own program that suits their unique circumstances. Included are sample letters, surveys, forms, activity booklets, and an extensive list of international resources.
Contact: Active and Safe Routes to School, Greenest City
The Art of Appropriate Evaluation – A Guide for Highway Safety Program Managers
This guide (64 pages), provides an overview of the steps that are involved in program evaluation. It is designed for state or local traffic safety project directors who need to understand what type of evaluation is reasonable for the type of program you are implementing and what you can do to maximize the success of a program evaluation. It provides suggestions on how to find and work with an evaluation consultant. A glossary of terms and concepts commonly used by evaluators is also included.
Contact: Behavioral Research Division, NHTSA, NTI-131
Best Practices for a Safe Community – A Vision for the Future: A Safe Community in Every Community in America
This booklet, published May 1992, explains what the Safe Community concept is, and lists the elements that promote safe communities. It includes “promising practice” activities for highway and traffic safety programs, and describes pedestrian and bike safety programs, data and analysis activities, and program evaluation.
Contact: Federal Highway Administration Division Office in your State Federal Railroad Administration Regional offices
For grant program information, contact your Governor's Highway Safety Representative
Demonstrating Your Program's Worth A Primer on Evaluation for Programs to Prevent Unintentional Injury
This book details how managers and coordinators can show the value of their SR2S efforts to funding and community agencies (including schools and school districts), to their peers, and to the community of people they serve. This book explains why evaluation is necessary. It also shows how to conduct simple evaluation, how to hire and supervise consultants for complex evaluation, and how to incorporate evaluation activities into the activities of an injury prevention program.
Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Encouraging Walking: Advice to Local Authorities
The London Department of Environment, Transport, and the Regions developed this booklet as a practical working guide for people who can put policy into action. It recommends strategies to achieve specific objectives such as: making walking a primary transportation option, land use and development planning, and gathering data. It also includes checklists for implementing an approach to walking as a plus for the local environment.
Contact: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Getting to School Safely
This community action kit explains how to develop a School Transportation Safety Program. It includes fact sheets, talking points, state and regional resources, national organization resources, newspaper articles, and much more.
Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration