Webinars & Presentations

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.

Past Webinars

WEBINAR: Implementation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curricula in California Schools

Originally Presented October 6, 2016.

Caltrans Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) hosted a webinar entitled, “Implementation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Curricula in California Schools.” This webinar provided a great opportunity to learn from the experiences of two Active Transportation Program-funded projects in California who have recently implemented various bike and pedestrian safety curricula in school settings, and in afterschool programs.

As part of this webinar, ATRC staff highlighted other national, state and local curriculums that are available to Safe Routes to School programs.

Webinar Speakers:

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Access the guide: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Curriculum for Safe Routes to School and Non-Infrastructure Projects

Access the guide: Safe Routes to School – Walking School Bus – Bike Rodeo- Manuals and Guide

WEBINAR: Youth Engagement: How Kids Can Impact Community Policy, Programs and Planning

Originally Presented August 24, 2016.

Youth support for policy change, program development, and community planning can be the catalyst to success.

Learn about youth engagement at the local, regional, and state level, how kids of all ages are influencing their community in positive ways, and how your community can engage youth, participate in meaningful dialog, and share ideas with decision makers and community members to make a difference for safety in their community.

This webinar was hosted by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Webinar slides and the recording can be accessed.

School Programs in Rural California: “A Guide for Communities and Partners”

Originally Presented May 24, 2016.

“A Closer Look at Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners.” This webinar focused on the resource tool: Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners, and included an example of how the tool was used to prioritize a project for funding by the California Transportation Commission’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). A representative of the Merced County Department of Public Health also spoke about their work with local partners to implement SRTS programs and how they successfully applied for ATP Cycle 1 funding. Webinar presenters: Justine Hearn, CDPH; Jenny Weiss, Redwood Community Action Agency; and Stephanie Nathan, Prevention, Policy and Planning Unit, Merced County Department of Public Health.

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Access the guide: Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners.

WEBINAR: A Closer Look at “Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners”

Originally Presented May 24, 2016.

“A Closer Look at Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners.” This webinar focused on the resource tool: Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners, and included an example of how the tool was used to prioritize a project for funding by the California Transportation Commission’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). A representative of the Merced County Department of Public Health also spoke about their work with local partners to implement SRTS programs and how they successfully applied for ATP Cycle 1 funding. Webinar presenters: Justine Hearn, CDPH; Jenny Weiss, Redwood Community Action Agency; and Stephanie Nathan, Prevention, Policy and Planning Unit, Merced County Department of Public Health.

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Access the guide: Safe Routes to School Programs in Rural California: A Guide for Communities and Partners.

WEBINAR: Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California

Originally Presented March 30th, 2016. This webinar featured the new guidance document: Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California. The webinar included presentations by Justine Hearn, CDPH; Raquelle Myers, Western Tribal Transportation and Technical Assistance Program (WTTAP); and Kevin Atkinson, Caltrans who shared information about the ATP Cycle 3 funding opportunity.

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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.

Although California is recognized as a leader in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement, many Native American tribes in California have not benefitted from the positive public health, safety, and environmental outcomes that SRTS programs are celebrating throughout California. Creating Safe Routes to School Programs in Tribal Communities in California provides education and resources for California’s tribal communities regarding developing a SRTS program and applying for funds to support a SRTS program. This guide outlines some of the first steps to addressing the challenges to accessing SRTS funding as well as opportunities for tribes to consider when exploring options to develop SRTS activities for children and families in Indian Country in California. Topics addressed in the Guide include: steps to addressing some of the challenges to developing a SRTS project including gathering data and conducting community outreach; an overview of SRTS program activities and examples of activities that have been conducted in Tribal communities; and strategies for developing a SRTS plan.

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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 ATARC), 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.

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SRTS ATARC 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. ATARC 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, ATARC; Sara Zimmermann, SRTS NP; Scott Clary, Woodland Prairie Elementary School; Zerrall McDaniel, Calaveras County

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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

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ATARC 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

ATARC 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

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ATARC 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 – ATARC Webinar – February 12, 2014

The California Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Technical Assistance Resource Center (ATARC), 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 ATARC staff as well as Jeanie Ward-Waller from the SRTS National Partnership, Erika Rincon Whitcomb from PolicyLink, and Swati Pande from SafeTREC.

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ATARC 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

ATARC 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

ATARC 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

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ATARC 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

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Questions and Answers

SRTS ATARC Statewide Network Call – February 13, 2013

ATARC’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

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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

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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

Please note that the screen will remain dark until the 1 minute 24 second mark, at which point the video recording starts. Audio is available from the beginning of the webinar. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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

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 ATARC 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

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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

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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

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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