Communitywalk.com is a web-based utility dedicated to helping people create free online, interactive Google maps. Your school can use this utility to develop community walking audit and route maps, or maps for Make Trax curriculum activities. Maps allow users to attach photos, add comments and download maps to Google Earth. It’s never been easier to create your own map. Try it now!
Personal Security and Safe Routes to School
It is important to understand the personal safety issues faced by students and the valuable role SRTS programs can play in making school environments safer. Children and caregivers may face fears around bullying, personal violent crime, or exposure to gang activities or abduction. The National Center for Safe Routes to School has released a handbook entitled Personal Security and Safe Routes to School. The Handbook explains how Safe Routes to School can be part of the solution in helping communities assess and address local safety concerns through the development of walking school busses, bike trains, parent patrols and the development of route maps.