2020 - Toolkit

Safe Routes for Youth

Supporting and Empowering Teen Leaders in Vision Zero

This toolkit provides tips and strategies for effectively engaging young people in Vision Zero, including ideas for integration into SRTS programming, general principles of youth engagement, and more.

From technology to transportation, young people are natural trendsetters. Their creativity and innovation are transforming the ways we live, work, and play – including how we move around our communities. The Safe Routes Partnership worked with students from CDMA Business Model, a youth empowerment leadership program, to design and implement youth-led, culturally responsive traffic safety initiatives. This collaboration between young people, schools, and community partners sparked new ideas and bold approaches to ensure streets are safe for everyone.

This toolkit provides tips and strategies for effectively engaging young people in Vision Zero. We review the basic tenets of Vision Zero and how they can be integrated into Safe Routes to School programming, share general principles of youth engagement, feature organizations leading innovative youth traffic safety programs in Washington, DC, and provide tools to help you design and implement a successful youth safety initiative in your community.

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