Safe Routes to School

September- October 2021

Welcome back to Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

The start of every new school year is always bustling and this year is no exception. The SRTS staff has been busy scheduling events and visitations keeping our students safe while having fun practicing pedestrian and bike safety. If you have any concerns about pedestrian and cycling safety at your school, please don't hesitate to call or email us!

Now is the time for your school to sign up for workshops, assemblies, and bike rodeos!

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About Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international program to encourage safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. SRTS is based on six principles, the “6 E's": Education, Encouragement, Engagement, Engineering, Evaluation, and Equity. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school, and to do so safely.

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Does Nevada law require a bicyclist to wear a helmet?

No. There is no law that requires a rider, no matter what age, to wear a helmet in Nevada. Wearing a helmet is highly recommended for rider safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics estimate that nationally, 9 out of 10 bicyclists killed were not wearing their helmets and despite this stat only 20-25% of all bicyclists wear a helmet.

Upcoming Events

Safe Routes Kick- Off for Schools

We have 22 schools registered for our annual Kick-Off event that we will conduct on Thursday, September 23, 2021. We are excited to be back in person! At the Kick-Off, schools receive valuable information and opportunities to various facets of our program. If your school was not able to register in time, please contact SRTS.

Healthy Kids Festival

The Healthy Kids Festival focuses on the learning environment through interactive activities from local health, nutrition and physical activity specialists including youth sports, dance, gymnastics and other physical activity advocates, as well as local chefs, food growers and gardening experts. This festival is a free family friendly event for children 3- 8 years old.

Bring water! & Don't forget to wear your sneakers!

Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Bob Price Community Center, Field 2050 Bonnie Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89156

International Walk to School Day (Week)

Join us for International Walk to School Day!

Every year more than 50 million children from around the world participate in International Walk to School Day (IWSD). IWSD began in 1997 and gives children and parents an opportunity to try walking or biking to school. The goals of IWSD are to raise awareness of the importance of safer streets by reducing air pollution and promoting healthy habits from an early age. Regardless of whether your child(ren) regularly walk(s) or bike(s) to school, please consider joining them and others around the world by walking or biking with them to school on IWSD. In the United States IWSD is celebrated on the first Wednesday of the month.

This year we will be celebrating Walk to School Week on October 5-8, 2021, (Monday, October 4, is Staff Development Day).

Schools, please sign up today! Click the button below.

Walk to School Week

Sign up for Walk to School Day Here!

Walk & Roll 10/04 - 12/10

Kicking off September 27th, Safe Routes will be sending information to schools in regards to our upcoming Walk & Roll program for grades K-8. This 10 week program will provide incentives for families to walk and roll to school. Ten schools will be rewarded with 1 scooter, 1 bike, 2 helmets, and 2 locks!
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Crosswalk Safety

CCSD Safe Routes to School

The Clark County School District SRTS program is federally funded through the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and is supported by many community partners. SRTS activities include school and community workshops which facilitate development of SRTS plans unique to each school, bicycle and pedestrian safety events and assemblies, safety curriculum supports for elementary and middle school classrooms and more.
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SRTS Staff

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Barbara Notareschi, SRTS Bike Liaison, Jennifer Grube, SRTS Coordinator, Mary Racine, Administrative Clerk, and not pictured, Khristine Ellison, SRTS Liaison