Our webinars and networking calls are valuable ways to learn more about active transportation and safe routes to school. We often feature issues related to funding, administration, new resources, and state-of-the-art programmatic information.
WEBINAR: Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California
March 30th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Are you working with a tribal community that would like to develop a Safe Routes to School program or is applying for Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding? If so, join us for the next California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Active Transportation Safety Program webinar on March 30 at 11 am featuring our new guidance document: Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California. The webinar will include presentations by Justine Hearn, CDPH; Raquelle Myers, Western Tribal Transportation and Technical Assistance Program (WTTAP) as well as a representative from Caltrans who will share information about Caltrans’ ATP Cycle 3 funding opportunity.
View webinar recording here.
Access the Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California guide here.
Non-infrastructure Projects- Stories from the Field
Did you know that there were 51 NI applications selected in the first two rounds of ATP? In addition, 52 applications were selected as combination NI/I. Please join us for our next webinar, which will allow participants to examine a few of these NI programs from across the state with a closer lens, and to see how your own efforts relate. Two awardees provided an overview of their programs, and answered your questions. A brief overview of Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners was also provided.
View webinar slides here.
View webinar recording here.
Introduction to the Active Transportation Safety Program, with an Overview of our Crossing Guard Training Program
Originally presented December 15th and 17th
On December 15th and 17th we, California Department of Public Health—Active Transportation Safety Program (formerly TARC), hosted a training webinar about our new toolkit California School Crossing Guard Training Program, and the ways we can help you with your non-infrastructure active transportation projects. This training was recorded and is now available for you to view: View recorded webinar here.
The New California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5
Originally presented September 15, 2015
Thank you for joining us for an introductory webinar on the California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5. We will provide an overview of the Curriculum for school district and school administrators, teachers, parents and community stakeholders interested in increasing the number of students who safely walk and bicycle to and from school and other neighborhood destinations. In addition to showcasing the Curriculum and its on-line training, the webinar will share strategies on how to best utilize the Curriculum in support of Walk to School Month activities in October 2015. The California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5 and its on-line training provides nine lessons for 4th and 5th grade teachers to educate students on how to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists and understand the positive impact that walking and bicycling has on their health and environment. The free California Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5 and its on-line training are housed on the California Healthy Kids and After School Resource Center website. Please refer to the links below. View webinar slides here. Link to the Curriculum: http://www.californiahealthykids.org/product/9718 Link to register for the Curriculum on-line training: http://www.casrc-chkrcetrainings.org/modules#24 (Teachers must register to take the on-line training. A certificate is provided following successful completion of the on-line training).
Engaging Public Health in the Active Transportation Program: What to Expect and How to Assist Local Applicants:
Originally presented April 13, 2015
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle II request for applications on March 26, 2015, to fund both local infrastructure (e.g. bicycle paths and pedestrian facility construction) and non-infrastructure (e.g., education, encouragement and enforcement) projects. (http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/index.html). The ATP goals align beautifully with public health goals and strategies for creating healthy, safe, and active communities, and the application for funding awards points to applicants for demonstrating that projects could decrease pedestrian and bicycle injuries and fatalities, increase physical activity, decrease childhood obesity, reduce asthma, reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and improve safe, active transportation, especially within disadvantaged communities. This webinar provided an overview of the ATP, and discussed how local health department content experts can best assist local applicants in developing competitive ATP applications. View the webinar slides here. View the webinar recording here.
SRTS TARC Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Call and Webinar: January 27, 2015
Getting Your Foot in the Door with Principals and School Boards: Resources and Lessons Learned
When children get to and from school by walking or bicycling, there are benefits for their health, physical activity levels, and academic achievement. However, sometimes principals, school board members and superintendents don’t understand how walking and bicycling is relevant to their mission. TARC and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership have interviewed school administrators and researched the connections that bring meaning and relevance to influential decision-makers of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. Whether your Safe Routes to School program is new, existing, or just newly funded and still an idea, you will benefit from this lively discussion and sharing focused on creating support for your program. Presenters: Lisa Cirill, TARC; Sara Zimmermann, SRTS NP; Scott Clary, Woodland Prairie Elementary School; Zerrall McDaniel, Calaveras County View the webinar recording here. View the webinar slides here.
Active Transportation Program (ATP): Next Steps in the Project Process Webinar: October 29, 2014
This webinar, “Active Transportation Program (ATP): Next Steps in the Project Process,” was presented on October 29, 2014 by Caltrans ATP Program Manager, Teresa McWilliams, for those agencies whose projects that were selected for ATP Cycle 1 funding, either at the August California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting or the November 12th CTC meeting. The high-level presentation addresses the following topics: State-only funds, Programming, Allocation(s), Time Extension(s), Project Implementation, the California or Local Conservation Corp(s), New Agencies, and ATP Cycle 2. Please note that due to technical difficulties, the presentation begins at approximately 6 minutes and 20 seconds into the recording. Presenter: Teresa McWilliams, Caltrans ATP Program Manager View the webinar recording here.
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar: October 15, 2014
Presentations: ATP Funded Projects, presented by Tony Dang, California Walks; 3 Foot Bicycle Passing Law, presented by Kristine Schindler, BikeWalkSolana; and Healthy Active Places Tour, presented by Jeanie Ward-Waller, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar: Summer Edition - July 16, 2014
Presentations: Summer SRTS Activities, presented by Wendy Brown and Darin Loughrey, City of Irvine; and Creating Safer Routes with Teens, presented by Alissa Kronovet, Alameda SRTS/TransForm
View the webinar recording here.
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar – April 2, 2014
Presenters: Susan King, Sunday Streets; Aaron Paley, CicLAvia; Kendra Bridges, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH; Victoria Custodio, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH
Preparing for the Active Transportation Program Call for Projects – TARC Webinar – February 12, 2014
The California Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC), a program of California Active Communities within the Safe and Active Communities Branch, hosted a webinar on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., to assist local public health departments and other organizations to prepare for the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Call for Projects expected to be released at the end of March 2014. The ATP was enacted in September 2013 via Senate Bill 99 and is a new program to fund walking and bicycling infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects throughout California. The webinar included an overview of the draft ATP Guidelines; a review of past SRTS application questions, scoring, tips, and tools; how to conduct student walk/bicycle tallies and survey parents for baseline data; how to access data from the University of California, Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center’s (SafeTREC) SRTS Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Maps, and a review of the National Center for Safe Routes to School document “A Comparative Analysis of SRTS Program Elements and Travel Mode Outcomes” that outlines four key factors for successful SRTS non-infrastructure programs. Webinar presenters included TARC staff as well as Jeanie Ward-Waller from the SRTS National Partnership, Erika Rincon Whitcomb from PolicyLink, and Swati Pande from SafeTREC. View the webinar recording here. To view the PowerPoint slides, please click here.
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar – December 4, 2013
Presenters: Mary Burns, California Department of Transportation; Jeanie Ward-Waller, SRTS National Partnership; David Salgado, Imperial County Transportation Commission; Alexander Meyerhoff, City of Holtville; Lisa E. Rawson, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint Presentation
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar – October 2, 2013
Presenters: Jeanie Ward-Waller, SRTS National Partnership; Swati Pande, UC Berkeley, SafeTREC; Victoria Custodio, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint Presentation
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar – August 7, 2013
Presenters: Gail Carlson, Carlson & Associates, LLC, Partners for Active Transportation; Tina Panza, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition; Kendra Bridges/Kristin Haukom/Lisa E. Rawson, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint Presentation
Safe Routes to School and School Wellness Policies: CA4Health SRTS County – Webinar / Call July 2, 2013
This informational webinar explores and discusses best strategies, tools and practices in creating school and district wellness plans with strong Safe Routes to School language embedded in the policy and culture. Details include; current legal requirements, policy language resources and first-hand testimonials of working directly with school wellness councils. Presentation includes a question and answer period at the conclusion. Presenters: Sara Zimmerman, Change Lab Solutions; Jessica Lime, Network for A Healthy California, CDPH View webinar video
TARC SRTS Non-Infrastructure Awardee Networking Conference Call and Webinar – April 3, 2013
Presenters: Nancy Pullen-Seufert, National Center for Safe Routes to School; Rachel Zerbo, CDPH; Marty Martinez, SRTS National Partnership; Victoria Custodio/Kristin Haukom, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint Presentation
SRTS Eligibility in the next Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) “Call for Projects” – March 11, 2013
This informational webinar explained how SRTS type projects may be considered in an HSIP application for the next HSIP call for projects expected in April 2013. The focus of this webinar was for those seeking funds for improving safety of walking and bicycling to school. Presenters: Dawn Foster, Caltrans; Ted Davini,Caltrans; John Bigham, UC Berkeley, SafeTREC; Kristin Haukom, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint Presentation Questions and Answers
SRTS TARC Statewide Network Call – February 13, 2013
TARC’s networking calls are a valuable way to learn from other programs, share exciting news or resources, and network with/ask questions of your peers. We often highlight issues related to funding administration, as well as new resources and programmatic information. While these teleconferences were originally offered to support Caltrans’ SRTS NI awardees, teleconferences are now also open to those who wish to learn more about starting a SRTS program. For information on how to participate, please contact your Regional Project Coordinator. Presenters: Dawn Foster, Caltrans; Connery Cepeda/Mike Pickford, Caltrans District 11; Lily Jones, Healthy Kids Resource Center; Victoria Custodio/Kristin Haukom, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint Presentation
Great Ideas for a Great Walk to School Day – August 30th, 2012
Join Kara Sergile, RN, MPH, with KWS Consulting, and Leah Stender, MURP, LEED AP, CNU-A, with WalkSanDiego, as they share tips for a successful event and great ideas about: engaging schools, principals, and volunteers in your event; working with middle schools; and avoiding volunteer burn-out to turn your one-day event into a year of great walk and bike to school activities. Presenters: Kara Sergile, RN, MPH, with KWS Consulting; Leah Stender, MURP, LEED AP, CNU-A, with WalkSanDiego; Kristin Haukom, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH Complete PowerPoint presentation
Tips and Tools for Getting Great Results From Your Student and Parent Surveys – August 22, 2012
Learn practical strategies for getting the most accurate data and coaxing the best cooperation from busy schools and families. Using these strategies, Alameda County has obtained parent survey return rates averaging over 50% and as high as 90% and greatly improved the efficiency and accuracy of their student tallies. Presenters: Nora Cody, SRTS Program Director, Transform; Patti Horsley, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH
- View webinar video
- Nora Cody PowerPoint
- White Board Chart for Student Travel Tally
- Sample Letter to Schools
- Sample School Travel Tally Sheet
- Sample Survey Training Agenda
Telling Your Story with Data: Online Data Tools to Support Injury Prevention in Your Community – March 8, 2012
This webinar walks participants through two online injury data resources: the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) online injury data tool called EpiCenter; and the SRTS Pedestrian or Bicycle Collision Maps developed by the SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley’s SafeTREC. This webinar was brought to you in collaboration with Safe Kids California. Presenters: Dr. Stephen Wirtz, Safe and Active Communities Branch, CDPH; Patti Horsley, SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center at UCSF/CDPH
- EpiCenter PowerPoint (Dr. Stephen Wirtz)
- EpiCenter Website
- SRTS Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Maps PowerPoint
- Collision Maps Website
An Introduction to the Caltrans SRTS Non-Infrastructure and Federal Aid Process - Nov 16, 2011
This webinar, intended for new Cycle 3 Non-Infrastructure (NI) project awardees and unauthorized Caltrans SRTS NI projects, covers the next steps for new NI projects and reviews significant changes that have occurred to the project authorization process from last Cycle. The federal authorization process, streamlined environmental review, and assistance available from TARC are discussed. Presenters: Dawn Foster, Caltrans; Sean Yeung, Caltrans District 8 Local Assistance Engineer; John Hoole, Caltrans District 3 Local Assistance Engineer; Germaine Belanger, Caltrans NEPA Delegation and Environmental Compliance Office; Patti Horsley, California Department of Public Health View webinar video PowerPoint
California Walk to School Day Event Planning and Resources – Sept 8, 2011
International Walk to School Day is celebrated around the world on the first Wednesday of October (October 5th, 2011). This webinar highlights key resources from the California Walk to School Headquarters website, www.cawalktoschool.com, to assist with Walk to School event planning and reviews responses to frequently asked questions to aid in last minute event planning. Presenters: Victoria Custodio, Sarah Underwood, and Rachel Zerbo, California Department of Public Health
Caltrans SRTS Cycle 3 Call for Projects Informational Webinar – May 11, 2011
Caltrans SRTS Coordinator and the SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center provide an overview of Cycle 3 eligibility requirements as well as answer questions about the application content itself. This webinar is not for technical support of the online application. Please refer to the online instructions, FAQs, and the listed technical support provided on the SRTS website for further assistance on filling out an online application.
Presenters: Dawn Foster, Caltrans; Patti Horsley, California Department of Public Health
Developing and Using SRTS Plans – May 9, 2011
This webinar provides an overview of the process for creating SRTS plans and programs. It highlights issues related to gathering data, selecting routes, identifying safety issues and their remedies, as well as developing 5E programs with engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation. The webinar stresses the importance of a SRTS committee to guide the planning process and appropriate members. The webinar also highlights ways to utilize SRTS plans at the district, city or county level to prioritize high-risk schools for projects.
Presenter: Ryan Snyder, Ryan Snyder Associates PowerPoint
Utilizing Safe Routes to School Pedestrian & Bicycle Collision Maps – May 4, 2011
Learn how to utilize new interactive GIS maps in your Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program planning and as a tool to prioritize schools for SRTS projects! The SRTS Technical Assistance Resource Center has partnered with UC Berkeley’s SafeTREC to develop these interactive planning maps for each city and county in California. Maps provide a visual depiction of schools, street-level pedestrian and bicycle crashes, school free and reduced price meal eligibility, and past state and federal SRTS grant awards. Maps provide key resource data that can be utilized for SRTS grant applications.
Presenter: John Bigham, UC Berkeley SafeTREC