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    SRTS relies on many people to make it successful. Parents, teachers, school staff and all others can support and advance SRTS.

    City or School staff can make SRTS program information accessible and available to their communities through presentations, info sessions, and digital outreach and participate in walk and bike to school day events.

    School champions can organize interested students and staff and plan walk audits to evaluate the safety and accessibility around your school.

    Parents can be role models and encourage their children to build healthy habits by forming and supervising walking school buses and bicycle trains in their neighborhood.

    There are a number of ways that you can get involved in SRTS activities from staying up to date on the Action Plan process to participating in activities and events in your own neighborhood.

    Activities and Events

    Walk to School Day (WTSD): These events celebrate walking and rolling to school with students, parents, and other community members. Participants begin walking at one or two meet-up locations, then travel to school together. WTSD events can be festive with signs and banners and fun activities at school. Regular WTSD events can supplement the annual International Walk and Roll to School Day, celebrated on the first Wednesday in October, and National Bike to School Day, coming up in May 2022.

    Walk Audits: Walk audits engage residents and help them transform their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets into reality. School-based audits can include parents and students to create a better walking and biking environment for getting to and from school.

    Open Houses and Presentations: Open houses and presentations on local Orange County Safe Routes to School or best practices from around the country are great opportunities to share ideas and get inspired.

    Contact us if your community organization is interested in a presentation on the project. Email Maria Minaglia at OCHCA:

    Check out the calendar of upcoming events regularly.

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