Encouragement – Moving Forward!

Want to step up your biking and walking encouragement game? The SRTS Advanced Technical Assistance Program includes the following in-depth assistance from SRTS staff:

Requirements for Technical Assistance: One school champion identified to be main contact, informal administrative buy-in.

    • Planning and executing walk and/or bike events; see the one-pager, Plan a Walk or Bike to School Event
    • Regularly scheduled technical assistance calls and meetings
    • Bike and Walk to School Policy development assistance; see Sample Walk and Bike to School Policy here:  (PDF) or (Word)
    • Site Infrastructure Assessment Assistance
    • Student Travel Planning – Evaluation and assessment of current school travel modes, identification of at least one safe route to school, and potential to develop wayfinding markers; School Travel Planning Tool
    • Parent Surveys and Student Travel Tallies with the National SRTS Evaluation Materials: survey students and parents to identify the current percentage of students that walk or bike to school, perceived barriers to biking and walking, and opportunities to increase the number of students biking and walking
    • Multi-Week Youth Bicycle Club/Riding Programs – Assistance coordinating a multi-week youth riding program, in some cases a SRTS program instructor can be provided as the Ride Leader

Build a culture of walking at your school by forming a Walking School Bus Program (WSB). SRTS staff will provide technical assistance to recruit & train a local WSB Coordinator and volunteers, promote the program in your community, and design route(s). For more information visit walkingschoolbus.me.

Maine Walking School Bus – The Walking School Bus Program from Bicycle Coalition of Maine on Vimeo.

Event Registration & Presentation Requests

Register a Walk/Bike to School Event (FREE incentives!)

Request presentations, rodeos, or technical assistance

Youth Resources

Be A Safe Bike Driver

Be A Safe Walker

Walk & Bike to School Day Event Checklist

Bike Train Guide

Choosing the Right Helmet

Bicycle Safer Journey – Safe Biking Curriculum

News & Updates

Maine SRTS Blog

2016-2017 Walk & Bike to School Activities List

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For More Information

Darcy Whittemore, Central & Western Maine Region
Tel: 207-956-6537
darcy@bikemaine.org

Shannon Belt, Southern Maine Region
Tel: 207-623-4511
shannon@bikemaine.org

Erik daSilva, Eastern & Northern Maine Region
Tel: 207-956-6539
erik@bikemaine.org

Jim Tassé
Maine Bicycle & Pedestrian Education Program
Tel: 207-956-6535
jim@bikemaine.org

Patrick Adams
MaineDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
Tel: 207-624-3311
patrick.adams@maine.gov

For More Information

Darcy Whittemore, Central & Western Maine Region
Tel: 207-956-6537
darcy@bikemaine.org

Shannon Belt, Southern Maine Region
Tel: 207-623-4511
shannon@bikemaine.org

Erik daSilva, Eastern & Northern Maine Region
Tel: 207-956-6539
erik@bikemaine.org

Jim Tassé
Maine Bicycle & Pedestrian Education Program
Tel: 207-956-6535
jim@bikemaine.org

Patrick Adams
MaineDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
Tel: 207-624-3311
patrick.adams@maine.gov

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