Safe Routes to School :: Practice and Promise

Safe Routes To School Projects and Related Efforts
Appendix A








National SR2S Efforts

National SAFE KIDS Campaign SAFE KIDS Walk This Way
Angela Mickalide, Program Director
301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: 202.662.0600
Fax: 202.393.2072

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign was launched in 1988 to address the problem of unintentional injuries to children
  • Has 300 local and state coalitions in all 50 states
  • Has been involved in school route safety/child ped safety since 2000
  • Conducted a study (Fall 2000), which showed that two-thirds of drivers speed in school zones across the country
  • SAFE KIDS involves partners FedEx, 3M, and LL Bean
  • Nationwide pedestrian safety initiative, SAFE KIDS Walk This Way. On International Walk to School Day, October 2, 2001, volunteers will join SAFE KIDS coalitions to help assess the walkability of areas surrounding schools, teach kids safe pedestrian behavior and motivate communities to create safer walking environments

Keep Kids Alive Drive25®
Tom Everson, Founder
P.O. Box 45563, Omaha, NE 68145
Tel: 402.334.1391
(Phone and Fax)

  • Begun in 1998, privately organized campaign to slow drivers down
  • Many communities throughout the US use the signs
  • Currently beginning an effort in Phoenix that will be evaluated to observe before and 12-month after behavior of drivers

Kids Walk-to-School Program
Jessica Shisler, MPH, Health
Education Specialist
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
4770 Buford Highway NE,
Mail Stop K-46,
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Tel: 770.488.5692
Fax: 770.488.5473

  • Published Kids Walk to School in 2000
  • Primary interest in physical activity promotion
  • Looking for information on states that are working on Safe Routes to School Legislation similar to California's SR2S legislation
  • Developing slide shows and curriculum for champions to present Walk-to-School concepts to their community
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