Safe Routes Safety Snippets
These are informative yet short and entertaining safety videos for children and adults to know when walking and bicycling in communities. Your safety always comes first!!
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons
Rectangular Rapid Flashing BeaconsRectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) are a set of flashing yellow warning lights used with pedestrian crossing signs to increase visibility of people crossing the street.
Pedestrian Hybrid BeaconsA Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon also called a \"hawk signal\" is a special type of traffic signal that can help people cross the streets at locations were there are no other traffic signals.
Signalized IntersectionsHow to cross at signalized intersections with or without pedestrian buttons
Using CrosswalksShort safety video on how to use marked and unmarked crosswalks
Distracted DrivingShort video about the dangers of distracted driving
Pace CarsShort video on how to slow traffic with pace cars
View Videos of NJ towns participating in SRTS events
Students, parents, teachers, mayors, advocates and community members throughout New Jersey participate in walk and bike to school events with their schools and communities. Learn how easy and fun it can be to start walking and bicycling programs and events in your community by watching videos of how other towns have done it! Showcase your community!!
Inspired by the youth in Bound Brook, the high school students worked collaboratively with their town, Rutgers Bloustein graduate students, RideWise, Somerset County planning and other organization to improve their downtown and make it safer for them to walk and bike in Bound Brook by creating beautiful, colorful and artistic crosswalks and street murals and a parklet. So cool!
Route 130 is a high volume, multi lane route in Burlington City that is considered one of the most dangerous roads for walking in NJ. Students and pedestrians must cross to get to school and in 2016, a Burlington City High School student was tragically killed while trying to cross route 130. As a result, students have galvanized to participate in helping make the crossing safer.
Fair Have, NJ works with the schools to close down Third Street which is a local connector road between the Elementary School and Middle School during arrival and dismissal so that students and parents can walk and bike safely to school.
EZ Ride's Safe Routes to School Program and the Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park partnered for a walk to school day at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Asbury Park. Children were selected from a random drawing to walk to school with the Mayor, Council or Vice Principal and they also received a backpack with goodies. Check out the video about the event!
Bound Brook students have fun during a Safe Routes to School Walking School bus event.
Hampton Public School students join the walking school bus on their way to school. Walking school bus events get kids excited about walking and biking to school and promote safe traffic conditions along the routes they use. Hampton school administrators and the Hunterdon County Safe Routes to School coordinator describe the program and its benefits.
A Jersey City school hosts a fun and successful bike safety program sponsored by Hudson TMA, the county's transportation management association. Contact your TMA to find out how your school can host its own program.
To celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day, Montclair students test out temporary bike lanes on their way to school. These temporary protected lanes simulate the experience of riding on a more permanent Complete Street.
Keep Middlesex Moving TMA's Safe Routes to School Program partners with the New Brunswick Fatherhood Council and RWJ Health and Wellness for a Dads Walk 2 School Day at the McKinley Community School in New Brunswick, NJ.
Newton students walk and bike to school on safe routes chaperoned by police officers, crossing guards, and parents. Newton schools superintendent describes how walking to school brings the community together and promotes healthy lifetime habits.
SRTS How-To Videos
Our How-To videos show you steps for evaluating your community for pedestrian and bicyclist safety, where to find your local NJ SRTS coordinator, and other tips.
Safe Routes to School Coordinators throughout NJ offer free technical assistance to your school and community to encourage children to walk and bike to school, where it is safe. Servicing all 21 counties in NJ find out how they can help and who to contact.
This quick and simple tutorial will show you how to use Google Maps to create a map of your infrastructure project when applying for a Safe Routes to School grant from the NJDOT and the state's 3 MPOs.
A bike audit is a great tool to identify barriers that may make it difficult for people of all ages and abilities to bike. A bike audit is a great way to not only identify observations about physical conditions and feelings of comfort and safety, but also provide a different mindset and view of bicycling for participants who don’t or infrequently ride.
A walkability audit is a great tool to identify barriers that make it difficult for people in your community of all ages and abilities to walk. This video will help you get started!
Promoting Safe Routes Videos
Making the environment safer for people walking and bicycling is important. These videos show the power of bicycing especially our youth and people’s perceptions of crashes in New Jersey. Also, compiled from survey responses and conversations with parents at meetings and informal discussions, the “Things Parents Say” video conveys common answers when parents are asked why they do not let their children walk and bike to school. These comments are followed by what children say they like about walking and biking to school.
Is Zero Achievable?
Bicycling is Empowering!
Things Parents Say (short version)
Things Parents Say (long version)
Is Zero Achievable?How many crashes do you think take place annually in NJ? The current number of crashes is far more than you may think, and the number of fatal crashes may surprise you even more. Is zero an achievable number of fatal crashes in New Jersey?
Bicycling is Empowering!Bicycling gains confidence, self-esteem, independence -- getting to school or wherever kids want to go -- all while having fun!
Things Parents Say (short version)Developed by NJ Safe Routes, supported by NJDOT with funds from Fed Hwy Admin and compiled from survey responses and conversations with parents at meetings and informal discussions, the video conveys common answers when parents are asked why they do not let their children walk and bike to school. These comments are followed by what children say they like about walking and biking to school.
Things Parents Say (long version)Developed by NJ Safe Routes, supported by NJDOT with funds from Fed Hwy Admin and compiled from survey responses and conversations with parents at meetings and informal discussions, the video conveys common answers when parents are asked why they do not let their children walk and bike to school. These comments are followed by what children say they like about walking and biking to school.
Crossing Guard Training Videos
NJ SRTS has created training videos to support school crossing guards and the traffic safety officers who supervise them, including best practices and techniques for crossing children safely on their way to and from school (in English and Spanish) and placement of Crossing Guard posts.
Crosswalk Heroes: Challenging Crossings
Improving School Crossings
Crossing Guard Training Video
Español Crossing Guard Training Video
Crossing Guard Placement Video
Crosswalk Heroes: Challenging CrossingsThe Alan M Voorhees Transportation Center within Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Civic Eye Collaborative created this training video to address common challenges that crossing guards face when helping children who are walking and biking to and from school. This project was funded by the New Jersey Municipal Excess Joint Insurance Fund with additional support from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety with funding from the Federal Highway Administration. Supervisor Notes for the Challenging Crossings Video is available as a downloadable PDF and may assist you in discussing the challenging crossing topics with your crossing guards. Some of the principal messages that can be emphasized are listed below each heading. You can stop the video at the specific time noted to review particular points.
Improving School CrossingsTraffic safety officers in New Brunswick, NJ have taken several steps to improve the safety of their crossing guards and the children they help on their way to and from school. The Improving School Crossings video demonstrates relatively inexpensive strategies that police departments can adopt to improve the safety of their school crossings. The video addresses not only improvements to infrastructure, but also approaches to crossing guard supervision, empowerment of crossing guards to think about how their posts can be improved, and collaboration with the municipality, county, and school district to address hazardous conditions.
Crossing Guard Training VideoCrosswalk Heroes: Techniques and Tactics for New Jersey Crossing Guards
Español Crossing Guard Training VideoHéroes del paso de peatones : Técnicas y Tácticas para New Jersey Crossing Guards
Crossing Guard Placement VideoThis film reviews three key actions you can take that will provide structure and support to your crossing guard post placement decisions. These key actions are developing a Crossing Guard Post policy with supporting criteria, communicating change, and lastly, carrying out an annual crossing guard post review.