Topics in Episode 175:
We meet the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator.
We talk with the state Safe Routes To School Administrator.
We learn about the Florida crossing guard training program.
A sign reminds drivers to slow down for a school zone. Safe Routes To School Programs use a combination of approaches to make it easier and safer for children to walk to school. Basic infrastructure, like sidewalks and crosswalks, are essential. School placement within neighborhoods will keep walking distances short. But education of both children and drivers on safe behavior near schools is also fundamental.