Resources

Northside ISD is committed to safety for students and the SRTS program is designed to help raise awareness about the benefits of walking and biking and how to do it safely. These additional resources can help provide information and guidance from other experts in the field of pedestrian and biking safety.

America Walks educates the public about the benefits of walking, and promotes safe, convenient and accessible walking conditions for all.

Bikes Belong is a bicyclist interest group who has made available much information about SRTS. They have helped federal and state-level governments by providing input and materials.

League of American Bicyclists SRTS – The mission of the League of American Bicyclists is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness, transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The SRTS video was developed by the League with the help of a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Centers for Disease Control Kids Walk-to-School - The CDC started the Kids-Walk-to-School program, whose goals are to reduce childhood obesity, diabetes, and other health risks by encouraging students to walk to school. Their sponsorship of certain events is relevant to SRTS goals.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) became law on August 10, 2005 and provides funds to promote education, enforcement, and outreach programs like SRTS. NHTSA pedestrian safetyand biking safetyprograms work to reduce injuries and fatalities.

Other SRTS Programs

Marin County SRTS - Marin County has had a successful SRTS program for many years, prior to the passage of SAFETEA-LU. They were the nation's pilot program and have made available some of their program's information and resources.

Michigan SRTS - Michigan's SRTS Web site makes available a wealth of resources to be used in start-up SRTS programs.

NISD Safety Videos