SRTS Resources for Families and Staff
There are a number of resources available that can help provide instruction on safe biking and walking.
- The National Center for Safe Routes to School has helpful tips for parents and caregivers about walking: Teaching Children to Walk Safely as They Grow and Develop.
- The North Carolina Department of Transportation has a series of child-friendly videos to build safe walking skills called Let’s Go Walking. Topics include:
- The City of St. Paul made a fun video for kids about safely crossing streets featuring Nordy and Mudonna (mascots for the Minnesota Wild and the Saint Paul Saints).
- The National Center for Safe Routes to School has also produced helpful tips for parents and caregivers about biking in English and Spanish:
- Seattle Children’s Hospital has tips on bike helmet fit in English and Spanish:
- Bike and Multi-Sport Helmets: Quick Fit Check
- Cascos para andar en bicicleta y para múltiples deportes: verificación rápida para el ajuste
- Be sure to do an ABC Quick Check to make sure your bike is safe and ready for riding, See this BikeMN description and/or this video from the Telegraph.
- View these bike education videos for elementary and middle school-aged children:
- Short video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- The North Carolina Department of Transportation videos about safe cycling: including Getting Ready to Ride and Bike Basics.
- View these bike education videos for high school children (good refresher for adults, too!) from the Federal Highway Administration in English and Spanish.