Host a Walk and Bike to School Event
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! Showcase your community!!
Learn how a Safe Routes to School Coordinator can foster safe walking and biking to school in your community
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. Coordinators service all 21 counties in NJ–find out how they can help and who to contact.
Evaluate your community’s safety with a Walk and Bike Audit
Our walk audit and bike audit videos show how to evaluate your community for pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Learn how to identify barriers and solutions to make walking and biking safer for all community members.
Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day in your community
Celebrate walking and biking to school in New Jersey! Find out how to get started!
Things parents say…when you ask why they won’t let their kids walk to school
“I’d never let my child walk to school. It’s too far.” 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 as parental attitudes seem the principal factors in determining whether a child walks and bikes to school. These comments are followed by what children say they like about walking and biking to school.
As the video reports, nearly 50% of American kids walked to school in 1969 and today that figure is 13%. Parents dropping their kids at school account for 25% of morning traffic. The number of children who are overweight or obese has tripled in the last 25 years. And studies have shown that children who are physically active have improved mood and concentration, a stronger self-image, and more self-confidence. These sound like great reasons to walk and bike to school with your children!!
To check out the long version of our SRTS video, click here!!
Crossing Guard Videos
School crossing guards provide children with a safe crossing of the roadway and model appropriate street skills and behavior to young children. The New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center compiles research and tools to support school crossing guards and traffic safety officers who supervise them. Check out our crossing guard videos which include our training program in English and Spanish as well as our Crossing Guard Post Placement video!