Safe Routes to Schools Content Calendar

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Twitter Content

We have grouped tweets by topic to make it easier to find specific content.  However, feel free to use posts in any order you’d like.

Take Action for Safe Routes to Schools


  • Do you believe 🚶‍♂️🚶🏾‍♀️ and 🚴🏿‍♂️‍🚴🏼‍♀️‍ to school should be easy? Add your name to @Voices4HK’s safe routes to school petition today. #SRTS bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • When kids have safe routes to schools, they arrive eager and ready to learn. Sign @Voices4HK’s safe routes to school petition today if you believe all children, no matter where they live, should have the chance to walk, bike, or roll to school! #SRTS bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • Safer streets benefit everyone, especially students on their way to school. Speak up today for safe routes to schools in your community. #SRTS bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • Safe routes to school are a win-win for communities. Students have a chance to get exercise on their way to school + the community has safer, more inclusive streets. Call your state legislator today and let them know you support safe routes to schools: bit.ly/2Fm1yRr
  • Interested in starting a safe routes to schools program in your community? Check out this @SafeRoutesNow toolkit to see the steps you should take! #SRTS bit.ly/2UCZRn8
  • Finding funding for a safe routes to school program can be difficult, but there are tools that help. Watch this @SafeRoutesNow webinar on #active transportation financing. bit.ly/2Jg30bp
  • Care about making sure all kids have access to safe routes to school? Register now for the 2019 Safe Routes Conference this November. The gathering brings together professionals, academics, and advocates to exchange ideas and share knowledge bit.ly/2TQBjtO
  • Low-income neighborhoods are 40% less likely to have sidewalks than high-income neighborhoods even though children from low-income families are more likely to walk or bike to school. Every kid, no matter where they live, needs a safe route to school. bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • Do you or your kids walk, bike, or roll to school? Complete the @SafeRoutesNow census. bit.ly/2VdpHia

Bike to School Day 


  • #SavetheDate: May 8th is #BiketoSchoolDay🚲 Find out if your kid’s school is participating w/ @WalkBikeSchool: bit.ly/1eVsMKy
  • Over 600 schools and counting have signed up for #BiketoSchoolDay🚲. It’s not too late to encourage your child’s school to participate: bit.ly/1eVsMKy
  • Are you ready to ride?🚲🚲🚲 May 8th is the eighth annual #BiketoSchoolDay🚲. Register now w/ @WalkBikeSchool bit.ly/1eVsMKy

Success Stories


  • A diverse coalition of advocates, including @LiveWellCO, @SHAPE_Colorado, @COHealthFDN, & @BicycleCO teamed up to bring safe routes🛣 to schools🏫 to #Colorado. Read about their success here: bit.ly/2XR3Dvg
  • .@COPCWA, @American_Heart & @WABikes worked together to get thousands of #WashingtonState residents engaged and excited for a safe routes to schools program and were able to secure over $180 million in funding for #completestreets and safe routes to schools. bit.ly/2JdxZEW
  • Safe routes to school enable innovative programs like walking school buses 🚍 that increase #physicalactivity. Read about how @RoxhillWSeattle, an elementary school in #Seattle instituted #FuelFreeFridays. bit.ly/2ObyzSN
  • Oftentimes, the key to #grassroots change is building a broad coalition. Read how advocates in #Oregon united to secure $3.5 million in funding for safe routes to school. bit.ly/2Ff29nz
  • Ever heard of a #WalkingSchoolBus🚍? Take a moment to read about what some #Florida schools are doing to help their students get #physicalactivity while making it to school🏫 safely. bit.ly/2HumQgG
  • #DYK: Fewer students walk🚶‍♂️🚶🏾‍♀️, bike 🚴🏿‍♂️‍🚴🏼‍♀️‍, or roll to school now than at any time in our nation’s history? In #Minnesota, a group of nearly 40 diverse organizations united to try and reverse that trend by providing safe routes to school throughout their state. bit.ly/2TIB7gl

Recess & School Playgrounds


  • It only takes 3 minutes to find out how to improve your school’s playground! Take our recess quiz and get unique recommendations and all K-6 principals and teachers will be entered to win a free subscription to Playworks U. bit.ly/2Vv7Gfl 

Facebook Content

We have grouped posts by topic to make it easier to find specific content.  However, feel free to use posts in any order you’d like.

Take Action for Safe Routes to Schools


  • Do you believe walking, biking, or rolling to school should be easy? Add your name to @VoicesforHealthyKids’ safe routes to school petition today. bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • When kids have safe routes to schools, they arrive to school eager and ready to learn. Sign @VoicesforHealthyKids’ safe routes to school petition today, if you believe all children no matter where they live should have the chance to walk, bike, or roll to school! bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • Safer streets benefit everyone, especially students on their way to school. Speak up today for safe routes to schools in your community. bit.ly/2VXUVcT
  • Safe routes to school are an all-around win for the community. Students have a chance to get exercise on their way to school and the community has safer, more inclusive streets. Call your state legislator today and let them know you support safe routes to schools. bit.ly/2Fm1yRr
  • Interested in starting a safe routes to schools program in your community? There are steps you can take. Check out this toolkit created by @SafeRoutesPartnership bit.ly/2UCZRn8
  • Finding funding for a safe routes to school program can be difficult but there are tools that can help. Watch this webinar from @SafeRoutesPartnership on active transportation financing. bit.ly/2Jg30bp
  • Care about making sure students everywhere have access to safe routes to school? Register now for the 2019 Safe Routes Conference in Tampa, FL this November. The gathering will bring together active transportation professionals and safe routes to school advocates to exchange ideas and share knowledge bit.ly/2TQBjtO
  • Low-income neighborhoods are 40% less likely to have sidewalks than high-income neighborhoods even though children from low-income families are more likely to walk or bike to school. Every kid, no matter where they live, needs a safe route to school. bit.ly/2VXUVcT

Bike to School Day


  • Save the Date: May 8th is Bike to School Day. Find out if your kids’ school is participating w/ @WalkBikeToSchoolDay: bit.ly/1eVsMKy
  • Over 600 schools and counting have signed up for Bike to School Day. It’s not too late to encourage your child’s school to participate: bit.ly/1eVsMKy
  • Are you ready to ride? May 8th will be the eighth annual Bike to School Day. Register now w/ @WalkBikeToSchoolDay bit.ly/1eVsMKy

Success Stories 


  • A diverse coalition of advocates, including @LiveWellColo, @SHAPEColorado, @ColoradoHealth, & @BicycleColorado teamed to bring safe routes to schools to Colorado. Read about their success here: bit.ly/2XR3Dvg
  • .@COPCWA, @AmericanHeart, & @BikeWA worked together to get thousands of Washington State residents engaged and excited for a safe routes to schools program and were able to secure over $180 million in funding for complete streets and safe routes to schools. bit.ly/2JdxZEW
  • Safe routes to school enable innovate programs like walking school buses that increase physical activity. Read about how @Roxhill.Elementary.West.Seattle an elementary school in Seattle instituted “Fuel Free Fridays.” bit.ly/2ObyzSN
  • Oftentimes, the key to grassroots change is building a broad coalition. Read how advocates in Oregon united to secure $3.5 million in funding for safe routes to school. bit.ly/2Ff29nz
  • Ever heard of a walking school bus? Take a moment to read about what these Florida schools are doing to help their students get physical activity while making it to school safely. bit.ly/2HumQgG
  • Did you know, fewer students walk or bike to school now than at any time in our nation’s history? In Minnesota, a group of nearly 40 diverse organizations united to try and reverse that trend by providing safe routes to school throughout their state. bit.ly/2TIB7gl

Recess & School Playgrounds


  • It only takes 3 minutes to find out how to improve your school’s playground! Take our recess quiz and get unique recommendations and all K-6 principals and teachers will be entered to win a free subscription to Playworks U. bit.ly/2Vv7Gfl

Media

If you or your team have any specific questions related to media pitching, please contact Suzette Harris at suzette.harris@heart.org.

Media Pitch

Use this draft pitch email to encourage local reporters to learn more about the routes to local schools and to cover Bike to School Day.

Sample Op-Ed 

This is a sample op-ed focused on the importance of safe routes to schools.  Please consider your own stories and experiences as a way to personalize the op-ed. Be sure to include specific information about your campaign.

Sample Op-Ed for Bike to School Day

This is a sample op-ed from the perspective of a parent or advocate on the importance of safe routes to schools with a focus on Bike to School Day. 

Letter to the Editor 

Use this sample letter to the editor as a response to any articles that relate to safe routes to schools.

Action Alert

If you or your team have any specific questions related to grassroots advocacy, please contact Raul Espinoza at raul.espinoza@heart.org.

Safe Routes to Schools Action Alert

Action alerts are messages that spur your advocates and the general public to get involved with your campaign. Use this draft action alert on safe routes to schools for inspiration to develop one for your specific campaign. These alerts can be sent out via e-mail, letter, phone call, or even on social media.

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