Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Great walk to school materials for all school levels/grade levels from New York City

Christopher calls our attention to the Streetsblog entry, "DOT Launches Walk-to-School Program, Koch Calls Bike Lanes “Glorious”," on new walk to school promotion initiatives by the NYC Department of Transportation.

The program webpage has materials for use at four different grade levels: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12; as well as school wide.

This is exemplary as most walk and bike to school programs focus on elementary school aged children at the youngest grades (K-3), when deaths to children and youth while walking, biking, and driving are high enough to warrant "continuing education" on sidewalk and road safety beyond elementary school to include middle school/junior high and high school instruction.

-- International Walk to School Day in New York City

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