Safe Routes to School (SRTS). Increasing Active Transportation among Elementary Schoolchildren. Plaistow, NH. Student, Plaistow, NH. The need for Safe Routes to School. 1969: 42% walked 2001: 16% walked (CDC, 2005).
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Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Increasing Active Transportation among Elementary Schoolchildren
Student, Plaistow, NH
1969: 42% walked
2001: 16% walked
More drop-off autos idling =
Impaired Schoolyard Air Quality
More schoolyard autos/buses =
More Accidents Involving Children
New Hampshire's First Lady Dr. Susan Lynch leads Kimball School Students from Concord SRTS
START-UP GRANT = Data & 5 E’s
2007 Jonathan Daniels - $ 4,940 2010/2012 Symonds - $ 3,300
2012 Franklin & Waldorf - $4,800 ‘ishaward
TRAVEL PLAN GRANT = Recommendations for Built-Environment Improvements
2009 Jonathan Daniels Elementary Travel Plan - $ 14,100
2012 MOA between City Council & School Board
INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT = Built items, e.g. “Road Diet”, “Open Street” event, crosswalks, etc.
2010 Jonathan Daniels – $ 149,000 unsuccessful.
2012 Jonathan Daniels Infrastructure Grant –
$ 130,000 award last week.
62 % students live < 1/4 mile from JD
20% morning traffic is generated by cars
<5 min. from school.
(Keene, 2008; SRTS-JD Data)
Jonathan Daniels Elementary School Traffic-Keene, NH
$2,770,000 yet to be announced and $5,371,177 overall to actually be spent by awarded communities
A Symonds School Journey
Symonds School Keene, NH November 2013
5210 Spirit Week
5210 Spirit Week
Active Commuting Program Grows!
Friday Walk & Roll to School
Friday Walk and Roll to School
SPRING Walk and Roll Friday, May 24
Yankee Lanes parking lot 7:45-8am PARENT DROP OFF NO LATER THAN 8am If you arrive at Yankee after 8am, please drop your student off at Symonds. Russell and Wheelock Streets Intersection Bus Remote drop off Students with signed Walk and Roll tickets will exit the bus for a healthy, fun, social walk to school. Kids from neighborhoods in the area can join the walk too! Reminders: 1. On the ticket below, check off each point earned this week.2. Kids who walk or bike to school from home should turn in their Walk and Roll ticket to their classroom teacher on Friday.
Walk and Roll TICKET
4 ways to get a new ticket for each week: 1. copy the ticket below, 2. Use the W&R reminder ticket sent home on Thursdays or 3. Click and print the PTA email reminder sent each week or NEW: click and print ticket at:
Students MUST bring this signed ticket to participate in Walk and Roll Friday
Parent drop off and walkers must arrive at Yankee Lanes between 7:45am and 8:00am.
I give my permission for my child, ____________ ______________ to participate in Walk and Roll Friday.
First Name Last Name
Classroom Teacher and Grade, _______ ____________________
Check off Walk and Roll Points earned this previous week:
____Today’s Walk and Roll Friday participant (2 pts)
____ 5th Grade Safety Patrol (2 pts)
____Other Family physical activity deemed appropriate by parent(1 pts)
***If your child brings a morning snack or drinks, s/he will tally a Walk and Roll a W&R point for bringing a single ingredient snack
and/or a ZERO sugar added beverage at snack time. Teachers will tally these points at school.
Parent/Guardian SIGNATURE ________________________date______________
Current School Year Walk and Roll Goals
Logistics and Program Features
142 students 28 Parent Volunteers 3 Staff Members
Friday Walk and Roll
SRTS Data Slide HERE