Safe Routes to School
Events and Newsletters
November 15, 2016: Last day paper tally and survey forms will be accepted by the National Center for Safe Routes to School
Changes are coming to the Safe Routes to School Data Collection System. As FHWA’s Safe Routes to School clearinghouse funding comes to end in 2016, the SRTS Data system will be transitioning to a self-service and mobile friendly system.
What will change:
- The National Center will accept mailed paper forms until Nov 15, 2016. PLEASE NOTE: Estimated time to process Surveys and Travel Tallies: 12 weeks
- You will be able to create your own links to administer online parent surveys and travel tallies.
- Saferoutesdata.org will be mobile-friendly to allow you to quickly enter paper-based parent surveys and travel tallies.
What will stay the same:
- You can still enter your own paper-based parent survey and travel tally responses at saferoutesdata.org
- You can access all of your past and future data.
- The data system will continue to generate reports just as in the past.
November 17, 2016: Changes to the National Center's Data System and an Update on Recent School Travel Trends Webinar
Last month, the National Center rolled out new features to streamline administration of online parent surveys and travel tallies that are ready for you to use. Although FHWA’s Safe Routes to School clearinghouse funding ends in 2016, the National Center for Safe Routes to School stays committed to supporting student travel data collection. The webinar will briefly present the most recent walking and bicycling numbers and other findings from parent surveys from 2009 – 2014. Monitoring these trends could not happen without the local and state programs that use the data system.
Most of the presentation time will provide an overview of recent changes and lead attendees on a step-by-step tour of the online data system, responding to attendee questions throughout the presentation. If you have any questions heading into the webinar, please submit them when you register and we’ll do our best to address them.
Presenter: Seth LaJeunesse, Associate Director and Data Master, National Center for Safe Routes to School
Date: Thursday November 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/427080380997868292
December 1, 2016: Nominations for Virginia's Most Outstanding Crossing Guard 2016 Open
Help us celebrate the men and women that help our students get to and from school safely by nominating your crossing guard for Virginia's Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Awards. Nominations can be made online via the link on the Crossing Guard Appreciation Day webpage. All nominations must include a photo of your crossing guard and be submitted by Friday, January 27, 2017 to be considered. Winners will be announced one week in advance of Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
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Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA