Maine Safe Routes to School - Resources Links
School Travel Plans
- Maine School Travel Plan
This is a dynamic, community-building method to identify your school's priorities for how to get more students walking and biking to school and perhaps the most sustainable way to build your Safe Routes program.
- Walkability Checklist
The Walkability Checklist helps give insight into the walkability of a neighborhood
- Bikeability Checklist
The Bikeabilty Checklist helps give insight into the bikeability of a neighborhood.
Education & Encouragement Programs
- International Walk and Bike to School Day and Month (October)
This site is maintained by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. It is a great resource for any school or community wanting to begin or enhance a Safe Routes to School program. It includes a downloadable easy-to-use starter toolkit.
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Education Program
Look here for resources to bring great bike-ped safety education to your school's classrooms and for help with Bike Safety Fairs!
- After School Bike Clubs
After School Bike Clubs can support young bikers in feeling comfortable and safe riding their bikes to and from school.
- Safety Patrols
Safety Patrols are encouraged by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and AAA. Also consider viewing this AAA Safety Patrol Manual.
- Online Trainings and Webinars
Visit this site for a list of training opportunities from the National Center for Safe Routes to School.
- Active Communities Conference
This annual conference sponsored by the Maine Department of Transportation, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Maine State Planning Office and Maine Department of Conservation provides information and resources for Maine communities interested in making changes to support biking and walking.
Partner Organizations & Other Resources
- National Center for Safe Routes to School
This is the most comprehensive resource for all you need for various aspects of doing Safe Routes to School work in your community - with tip sheets on everything from Walking School Buses to working on school policies. It also has great trainings and Webinars.
- Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This Web site has great resources for both the infrastructure and encouragement aspects of the Safe Routes to School Program.
- Federal Highway Administration Safe Routes to School Program
The FHWA Web site has great information on the purpose of the Safe Routes to School Program and information about the requirements for each state’s program and administration of the Federal funding.
- Healthy Maine Partnerships
The local Healthy Maine Partnerships are great resources for schools and communities interested in organizing community members to create change, establishing walk and bike to school encouragement programs and developing proposals for infrastructure improvements.
- Centers for Disease Control - Kids Walk-to-School
This great resource has helpful information on the health benefits of bicycling and walking, program guides and curriculum ideas.
- Bikes Belong Coalition
This Web site includes a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Curriculum for youth that can be utilized by schools and community organizations.