Take Action Toolkit: How to Fix an Unsafe School Zone
<div><b>CONFUSING CROSSINGS CREATING CHAOS?</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Action: </b>Petition the appropriate government body to place a crossing guard at a school zone intersection in your community.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Fact: </b>A 2016 CDC study found crossing guards were linked to “significantly higher” odds that students will walk or bike to school.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://5b844e076d073904c42c-582d32f1e4a6a792942f4d0b3772b7d7.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Advocacy%20Thinglink/ThingLink_Toolkit-1_crossingguards_02.14.19.docx">Campaign for Crossing Guards Action Plan</a></div>
<div><b>CONFUSING STREET CROSSINGS ENDANGERING CHILDREN? </b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Action: </b>Lobby City to plan and fund cost-effective safety measures. </div><div><br></div><div><b>Fact:</b> Neighborhoods in cities have seen traffic injuries cut by 1/3 after installing safety measures. </div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://5b844e076d073904c42c-582d32f1e4a6a792942f4d0b3772b7d7.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Advocacy%20Thinglink/ThingLink_Toolkit-2_roadcalming_06.05.2017.docx">Sensible School Traffic Action Plan</a></div><div><br></div>
<div><b>IS SCHOOL DROP-OFF/PICKUP CONFUSION CAUSING DANGER? </b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Action: </b>Push school board to develop (or improve) an effective drop-off/pickup plan. </div><div><br></div><div><b>Fact: </b>Nearly 1,700 children 5-18 struck by cars over four years in one city’s school zones. </div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://5b844e076d073904c42c-582d32f1e4a6a792942f4d0b3772b7d7.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Advocacy%20Thinglink/ThingLink_Toolkit-3_schooldropoff_06.05.2017.docx">Improve School Drop-Off/Pick-Up Action Plan</a></div>
<div><b>NO BIKE LANES TO YOUR SCHOOL?</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Action: </b>Lobby City Council to fund a protected bike lane. </div><div><br></div><div><b>Fact: </b>Bicyclists riding without bike lanes are nearly twice as likely to feel in danger as those who ride in bike lanes.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://5b844e076d073904c42c-582d32f1e4a6a792942f4d0b3772b7d7.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Advocacy%20Thinglink/ThingLink_Toolkit-4_bikelanes_06.05.2017.docx">Build a Bike Lane Action Plan</a></div>
<div><b>DISTRACTED STUDENTS ON FOOT?</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Action:</b> Bring together community in awareness campaign on distracted walking </div><div><br></div><div><b>Fact: </b>In 2015, 284 kids ages 12-19 were killed while walking; that’s more than 5 pedestrian deaths every week.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://5b844e076d073904c42c-582d32f1e4a6a792942f4d0b3772b7d7.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Advocacy%20Thinglink/ThingLink_Toolkit-6_distraction_10.06.2017.docx">Action Against Distraction Plan</a></div>
<div><b>DANGEROUS SCHOOL BUS PASSING?</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Action: </b>Advocate for law allowing cameras on school buses.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Fact: </b>In 29 states, there were 76,000 illegal school bus passing violations in just one year.</div><div><br></div><div><a href="https://5b844e076d073904c42c-582d32f1e4a6a792942f4d0b3772b7d7.ssl.cf5.rackcdn.com/Advocacy%20Thinglink/ThingLink_Toolkit-5_schoolbuspassing_06.05.2017.docx">Stop School Bus Passing Action Plan</a></div>

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