Safe Routes to School

Learn from people who know how to make things happen.

America Walks, in partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School, developed a webinar series to share our expertise on starting and running Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programs.

These free monthly webinars are for parents, students, teachers, agency staff, community members, professionals, and other interested parties to learn about safe routes to school. Each lasted 60 minutes and covered topics to help lead a successful grassroots action.

Past Webinars – All Webinars are archived on the National Safe Routes to School website.  Please see the National Safe Routes to School website for upcoming webinars.


  • Walk Talk: The SRTS Call-In Show Webinar






  • November: The Real Cost of School Siting
    By Matthew Dalbey, US EPA & Renee Kuhlman, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • October: Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Learning By Example from an Award-Winning SRTS Program
    By Jim Kornish, Bear Creek Elementary School SRTS Parent Organizer
  • September: SR2S – Teens Go Green Program
    By Aviva Joseph & Gwen Froh, Teen Coordinators, Marin County Bicycle Coalition
  • August: Safe Routes to School: A National View of Parent Attitudes and Student Travel
  • June: Complying with the ADA within Safe Routes to School
  • May: SRTS in Rural Communities
    By Cookie Leffler, SRTS Coordinator, Mississippi Dept. of Transportation
  • April: Safe Routes to School and the Built Environment, Part II
    By David Parisi, AIA & Mike Cynecki, P.E.
  • March: Safe Routes to School and the Built Environment, Part I
    By David Parisi, AIA & Mike Cynecki, P.E.
  • February: Turning Walk to School Day Into a Year Round Pedestrian Program
  • January: Chicago’s Safe Routes Ambassador Program: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education in Chicago


  • November: SRTS Liability Issues
  • October: Taking it to the Streets: NJDOT’s Urban SRTS Demonstration Project
  • September: How to Plan, Organize and Run and SRTS Event
  • August: Engaging Local News Media to Promote SRTS
  • July: Physical Activity’s Positive Effects on Learning
  • June: Sidewalk Safety “Smarts” – WalkBoston’s Guide to Safety Training for Second Graders
  • May: Building Community Support for SRTS Programs
  • April: Who Cares About Safe Routes? How to Make the Case in Your Community?
  • March: Starting a Safe Routes to School Program with Zero Funds
  • February: Collaborating with Low-Income Communities of Color
  • January: Getting Your Story Out: How to Successfully Promote Grassroots Safe Routes Projects