HART - Promoting Sustainable Transportation
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Serving Hunterdon County, NJ

Program Features

Walking School Bus

The cornerstone of most SRTS programs is the Walking School Bus, a group of chaperoned students who walk to school together. Chaperones are usually parents or teachers. Walking school buses create excitement about walking to school, provide “safety in numbers”, offer an opportunity to teach children to be aware of traffic and learn how to walk and cross safely. Walking school buses can be held every day, weekly, once a month, once a year, or at anytime that is appropriate for your school.

Frequent Walker Programs

Many schools motivate students to walk/bike to school with “frequent walker/bicyclist” programs. Students receive a “punch card” that tracks how many days that they have walked or bicycled to school. Incentives vary.

"Golden Sneaker" Award Classroom Competitions

Which homeroom had the most students walk or bike to school this week/month/ year?That is the motivation behind the “Golden Sneaker” award and similar friendly classroom competitions. HART can assist your school to develop a customized program.

Safety Presentations

HART staff is available to make safety presentations to students on a variety of bicycle, scooter and pedestrian safety topics. Our goal is to interactively teach students the importance of safety and demonstrate that learning can be fun! see list of presentations

Walkability/Bikeability Audits

How “walkable” or “bikeable” is your community? Using easy to follow checklists, HART can help you to identify opportunities and challenges to your Safe Routes to School Program. A great project for student groups, PTA, or other community group.

Curriculum Integration

There are many ways to incorporate walking and bicycling into existing curriculum. Science and math classes are particularly suited to measuring the impact of more students walking/bicycling, tracking the number of steps that students are walking, etc. HART can provide curriculum assistance.

Anti-Idling Education

Every time a car idles outside the school, harmful emissions are being released. Studies show that these emissions, often known as “fine particulate pollution” may worsen the symptoms of asthma and/or can trigger an asthma attack. Children are particularly susceptible to respiratory problems. Why not reduce the amount of harmful emissions around your school?

For more information about Safe Routes to School contact Ryan Fisher ext.15