Safe Routes Utah Resources

PTA Resources

Safe Routes Utah offers information and activities that can be used year round. There are many benefits to walking and biking to school including:

Safe Routes Activity Booklet

Include the safe walking and biking message year round with monthly newsletters.

1st-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

Safety Fair Ideas

Promote the benefits of safe travel and an active lifestyle at a larger scale.

Walk & Roll Challenge Materials

Progress Chart

Email Copy

Newsletter Copy

Social Media Kit

In September, We Wear Green

Pull out your best green gear and help us bring awareness to school zone safety this month for Green Ribbon Month. Green Ribbon Month was created in Utah to shine a light on school zone safety. Now that school is officially back in session, there are more pedestrians, particularly kids, walking and biking to and from school. It’s a reminder to drivers to watch for kids on their way to school and also a reminder to pedestrians to walk and bike responsibly.

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2 Things You Don’t Know About Crosswalks

When using a crosswalk or approaching one in your vehicle, it’s important to know the differences. There are several different types of crosswalks, but in the US, most crosswalks are either a zebra crosswalk or a parallel crosswalk. Each type signals to pedestrians and drivers a different process for use.

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There is growing concern in Utah and across the nation about the safety of children who walk or bike to school. With increased traffic congestion around schools, students who choose to walk or bike have limited safe routes, which discourages this healthy activity.

The main goal of the Safe Routes Grants program is to encourage and assist students living within 1.5-2 miles to safely walk or bike to school. Available grant funding can be used for projects that include non-infrastructure; e.g. education and encouragement, and infrastructure physical improvements; new sidewalks, school pavement markings, signage, bicycle parking, etc.

For questions, please email Travis Evans, Active Transportation Safety Program Manager or call 801-965-4486.