Coordinator Resources

SRTS Coordinator Resources 

This page lists resources that SRTS division and area coordinators have found or developed. Please refer to the coordinator responsible for questions regarding their use of the resource.

Pedestrian Resources

Resource

Notes/Comments

Coordinator

Safe Travel Adventure (Classroom Game)

Word document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Children's Books that Promote Walking/Pedestrian Safety

Word document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Sample Walk to School Day Letter for Parents

Word document 

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Sample Walk to School Day Letter for Teachers

Word document 

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Sample Announcements for Walk to School Day

Word document 

Kayla Rizzoli, Arlington

(Former Coordinator)

Walk to School Day Morning Announcements

Word document 

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Walk to School Day Sample Flier, 2014

Publisher document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Walk to School Day Website Flier, 2014

Publisher document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Nathan Barge. Harrisonburg

Pedestrian Safety Bookmark 
Pedestrian Safety Bookmark (Spanish)

PDF

Christy Slone, Loudoun

(Former Coordinator)

How to Organize a Walking School Bus

Video series from the National Center for Safe Routes to School

Nathan Barge, Harrisonburg

Student made pedestrian safety videos

Videos were made by students during class and funded by a QuickStart Mini-grant. The videos address the following SOL(s):

  • Communication: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
  • Writing: 5.7
  • Health: 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5
  • Physical Education: 5.2(d), 5.5, 5.6

Christy Slone, Loudoun

(Former Coordinator)

Pedestrian Safer Journey

Website with safe bicycling lesson plans for ages 5 to 18. Developed by the Federal Highway Administration.

 

Let's Go Walking Pedestrian Safety Lesson Plans

Let's Go NC!/North Carolina Department of Transportation

Patti Raduenz, Norfolk

Pedestrian Safety: What Every Parent Should Know

 

Patti Raduenz, Norfolk

 

Bicycling Resources

Resource

Notes/Comments

Coordinator

Books on Bikes (Reading List by Age, 4-12)

 

City of Davis, CA SRTS

List of Young Adult Books with Bicycles

 

Young Adult Library Services Association

Children's Books that Promote Bicycling

Word document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Flyer for Bike Safety Week

PDF

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Sample Announcements for Bike Safety Week

 Word document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Bike Helmet Salute Bookmark
Bike Helmet Salute Book Mark (Spanish)

 PDF

Christy Slone, Loudoun

(Former Coordinator)

On-Road Bicycle Safety Video

 Video from the League of American Bicyclists

Nathan Barge, Harrisonburg

Teaching a Child How to Ride a Bike 

Webpage and video from REI

 

Teaching Kids to Ride Bikes 

Video from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

 

An Organizer's Guide to Bicycle Rodeos

PDF

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Bike Rodeo Station Ideas

PDF

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Activities for Kids to Develop Riding Skills

Word document

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Bike Rodeo Stations - directions & diagram

PDF

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Gianna Stadelmyer, Stafford

Bicycle Safer Journey

Website with safe bicycling lesson plans for ages 5 to 18. Developed by the Federal Highway Administration.

 

Let's Go Biking Bicycle Safety Lesson Plans

Let's Go NC!/North Carolina Department of Transportation

Patti Raduenz, Norfolk

Bicycle Safety: What Every Parent Should Know

 

Patti Raduenz, Norfolk

 

Other Classroom Materials

Resource

Notes/Comments

Coordinator

Keister ES and Thomas Harrison SRTS Video

Video of SRTS programs at two Harrisonburg schools

Nathan Barge, Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Collaboration: Bluestone Trail

Video about the development and usage patterns of the Bluestone Trail in Harrisonburg

Nathan Barge, Harrisonburg

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Course Examples

Photos and Rodeo Instructions

Nathan Barge, Harrisonburg

Halloween Safety Tips

Chesapeake

Stafford

PDFs

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Gianna Stadelmyer, Stafford

SRTS Guide to 2015 Health SOLs

PDF

 

Dance Instruction Video

(Part of an Activity Calendar)

I need to have the videos approved by the district prior to using them "officially” as a SRTS resource.  I do post the videos on YouTube in the meantime (www.youtube.com/noodlegames) so that other teachers can use the ideas.

Chad Triolet, Chesapeake

Sticker Template

PDF for printing stickers that say "Today, I learned about Safe Routes to School" 

 Christy Slone, Loudoun

(Former Coordinator)

Pedestrian and Scooter Safety Gymnasium Set-Up

A photo diagram of how to set up an area for a scooter course and a list of learning targets associated with a scooter lesson.

Christy Slone, Loudoun

(Former Coordinator)

Letter templates for Principals and Teachers

Letters explaining the SRTS Program

Regina Kirk, Henrico

I'm Safe

Website with a variety of safety-education resources available for purchase.

Kim Mark, Portsmouth

 

Safe Routes to School Websites

 

Safe Routes to School Programs in Virginia

 

Research in Support of Walking and Biking to School

Title

Synopsis, Source

Coordinator

Walking to school will boost brain development in children 

Evidence is continuing to mount that walking and exercise will boost intelligence and improve learning skills in children. 

Digital Journal

Christy Slone, Loudoun

(Former Coordinator)

Bridging the Gap 2014

 Elementary School Participation in Safe Routes to School Programming is Associated with Higher Rates of Student Active Travel to School.

Rob Williams, VDOT

Healthcare and Economic Impacts

Linda Mock shared this research during the October 2014 Coordinator call.

Linda Mock, Galax

Cost of Commuting Calculator -Stanford

Commute and Emission Calculator - Greater Mercer

These online calculators can help compare the cost of vehicle, bicycling, and walking commutes as well as show the amount of carbon emitted for each mode.

Sally Smallwood, Fairfax

Academic Benfits of Physical Activity

Darlene Dockery shared this research during the November 2014 Coordinator call.

Darlene Dockery, Williamsburg-James City 

Pedometer Activity Lesson Plans with Virginia SOL

Darlene Dockery shared these lesson plans during the November 2014 Coordinator call.

Darlene Dockery, Williamsburg-James City

Health Benefits of Walking and Biking to School

Janice Jennings and Val Mulhern shared this research during the December 2014 conference call.

Janice Jennings and Val Mulhern, Loudoun

 

Funding Opportunities

Strider Bikes - Rider Fund

http://www.striderbikes.com/join-the-cause

Nathan Barge, Harrisonburg

SRTS Donation Guide

Marin County Safe Routes to School

Nina Polley, Lynchburg