Pedestrian Safer Journey

Skills for Safe Walking for Ages 5 to 18

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Online Pedestrian Safety Resources for Teaching Ages 10-14

Comprehensive, age-appropriate curricula that include an opportunity for students to practice pedestrian safety skills show the best results in improving child pedestrian behavior. Free, downloadable curricula and lesson plans that could be used to complement Pedestrian Safer Journey are listed here.

Iowa Kids on the Move
Iowa Bicycle Coalition

Pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum for children in grades K-6. The first nine lessons are for children in grades K-4; lessons 10-17 are for children in grades 5-6 and address the environmental and health benefits of walking and bicycling, pedestrian safety when crossing or walking along the road, and teaching pedestrian safety to younger students.

Make Trax
Michigan Fitness Foundation

Eight-lesson youth engagement curriculum for students in grades 6-8 that involves students in SRTS planning through hands-on activities designed to teach civic, technological, and presentation skills. Lessons address the benefits of walking and bicycling, mapping routes, identifying safety hazards, documenting fieldwork observations, determining priorities, and presenting recommendations. Supplemental materials include a youth field guide, handouts, worksheets, logos, and webinars.

Neighborhood Navigators
Oregon Safe Routes to School

Five-lesson pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum for children in grades K-8 that is organized into three levels for grades K-3, 4-5, and 6-8. Lessons for grades 6-8 explore how travel mode choices affect the environment. Supplemental materials include workbooks, handouts, and a student pedestrian safety pledge form.

NHTSA Child Pedestrian Safety
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Five-lesson pedestrian safety curriculum organized into three levels for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Lessons for grades 4-5 include more complex situations and analytical thinking related to walking near traffic, crossing streets, crossing intersections, parking lot safety and school bus safety. Supplemental materials include handouts, flashcards, pre and post assessment tests and parent/caregiver tip sheets.

Safe Routes in the Classroom
Safe Routes Nebraska

SRTS classroom activities for children in grades K-8. Activities are divided into five levels: grades K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. Activities for grades 5-6 focus on the health and environmental benefits of walking and bicycling. Activities for grades 7-8 focus on students taking a leadership role in promoting walking and bicycling and pedestrian safety.

Safe Routes to School Bike & Pedestrian Safety Education Program
Bicycle Alliance of WA, Feet First

Eight-lesson pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum for children in grades 5-8 that addresses pedestrian safety rules, safe pedestrian crossings, and walk audits. Supplemental materials include handouts, pre and post assessment tests, and a letter for parents/guardians.

Stepping It UP
Smart Commute, a program of Metrolinx and municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area of Canada

Stepping it UP is a motivational SRTS video with activities intended for students in grades 4-8. Activities address such topics as factors influencing transportation choices and ways to promote active transportation.

For more pedestrian safety information and materials, see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Pedestrian web page at, or visit the Federal Highway Administration web site at