Various public health policies have proven effective in promoting physical activity and reducing weight gain and obesity. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives are a topic of conversation in communities looking for ways to promote active transportation. SRTS programs encourage children to make walking and bicycling to school part of their daily routines. However, concerns over accidents, injuries and “liability” may not match the realities. This webinar provides an overview of the development and implementation of successful SRTS initiatives.
Drafting effective policies is critical to achieving overall systems change. Having clear policies helps to avoid confusion and controversy during the implementation phase. This webinar provides tips and suggestions on challenges, and provide tools to overcome those hurdles.