Leesville Safe Routes to School Project Back to School Safety Tips Let’s GO, NC: A Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Skills Program for Healthy, Active Children Walk to School Activities Pedestrian Safety Curriculum Bicycle Safety Curriculum
The City of Raleigh's Safe Route to School Program works towards making it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bike to and from school. The key to a successful Safe Routes to School Program is teaching children about the broad range of transportation choices and instructing them in important lifelong safety skills.
Leesville Safe Routes to School Project
The Leesville Road Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) project will install new sidewalks and bicycle facilities along O'Neal Drive, Pride Way, Country Trail, and on the school property. Additional improvements include curb ramp installations, and crosswalks with pedestrian signals at O’Neal Drive/Leesville Road.
The project is in the design phase and is wrapping up. The project is pending construction bid authorization from NCDOT which is expected in the coming months.
Back to School Safety Tips
The beginning of a new school year is also a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and motor vehicle crashes. Now is the time for everyone- motorists, parents, educators, and students- to improve their traffic safety practices.
Let’s GO, NC: A Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Skills Program for Healthy, Active Children
Let's GO, NC is a new education program that teaches elementary age children how to walk and bike safely, giving them the essential skills that they need to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. Included in an all-in-one package is lesson plans, materials, activities and instructional videos that encourage children to learn about and practice fundamental skills that build safe habits. This program was developed for the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation and Safe Routes to School Program by NC State University's Institute for Transportation Research and Education.
Walk to School Activities
October is International Walk to School Month!
Pedestrian Safety Curriculum
The Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teaches and encourages pedestrian safety for students grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
Bicycle Safety Curriculum
The Bicycle Safety Activity Kit, developed by the NHTSA, to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community leaders with the tools to learn the basics about bicycle safety.