Safe Routes To School Programs

Caregiver Workshops

Image of adults sitting around a tale at a school with pamphlets and sheets containing information.

A Caregiver Workshop designed for caregivers, who are usually the ones deciding whether children walk or bike to school, can provide the tools, resources, and support needed to begin walking or biking for transportation. Topics could include starting a walking school bus, carpool matching, launching a safety campaign, how to be a responsible driver, or organizing an event, such as Walk and Bike to School Day.

Target Audience
Elementary, middle school, high school, caregivers

Event, skills training/hands on training, information for caregivers

Increased walking, increased bicycling, increased transit use, increased carpooling, improved walking/bicycling safety behavior, improved driving safety behavior
Understanding of health and environmental connections

Discussion Questions
Have you every participated in this type of training?
Is it something you would find valuable?
Are there existing meetings or venues which might be appropriate to host this type of training?
What resources have you used to talk with kids about biking safety?

Contact Us

Have questions or looking for additional materials? Let us know how we can help! Linda Spohr at [email protected]


MnDOT Safe Routes to School Planning is a project of MnDOT.
This webpage was developed by Zan Associates in partnership with  Alta Planning + Design.

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St. Paul, MN 55155-1800