MOBILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

WALK SAFETY WEEK

It’s Safe Routes to School PGH “Walk Safety Week”

Many schools are not able to hold Walk to School Day events this year because students are learning from home. Safe Routes to School PGH would like all City of Pittsburgh children to participate on-line with daily safety tips, activities and a chance to win some fun prizes.

Walking is one the simplest, most effective, and most affordable strategies for kids and adults to build physical activity into their lives.  One mile of walking translates to 2/3 of the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

The benefits of walking extend beyond health.  Studies show that there are links between physical activity and academic achievement, proving that active kids do better.

Make sure to watch the I’m Safe! Walk with Me video at the top of the page.



Thanks for joining Safe Routes to School PGH Walk Safety Week.  Students can participate each day with the SRTS activity and safety tip. Write down the safety tips for each day and email them to SaferoutestoschoolPGH@pittsburghpa.gov by Friday, October 16, 2020 for a chance to win some fun prizes.

Participation prizes, activity books, buttons and other great little awards!



Schedule of Activities

Friday, October 16th

Day #4 Safety Tip: Do not run into the street.
Today's safety tip is brought to you by Lo Zemanek, Youth Program Manager at Venture Outdoors.

To learn more about Venture Outdoors, visit: https://www.ventureoutdoors.org

Lo Zemanek, Youth Program Manager at Venture Outdoors

Activity: Scavenger Hunt

Look around your house and your neighborhood to find the items below. You see them every day! When you find an item, cross it off your list. Make sure to ask a grown up you know for help when looking for the items outside of your house.

Illustrations of objects to search for like bicycle helmet, car, traffic light and stop sign.



Thursday, October 15th

Day #4 Safety Tip: The safest place to cross streets is at crosswalks and corners.
Today’s safety tip is brought to by Elaine Alter, School Crossing Guard Supervisor.

Elaine Alter, School Crossing Guard Supervisor

Activity: Match the Sign

Match the sign with the correct word. Use your mouse to click and drag the word up or down to match the sign.

 

deer warning sign see-saw sign no u-turn sign bicycle sign playground warning sign
see-saw sign traffic circle bicycle sign deer warning sign no u-turn sign

Click here to see if you matched up correctly!



Wednesday, October 14th

Day #3 Safety Tip: Watch for turning cars before you cross at the corner.
Today's safety tip is brought to you by Kathryn Vargas, Assistant Director, Community Recreation City of Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation.
In my role I get to work with a team of people to facilitate a number of different youth focused programs including summer and afterschool, educational enrichment in arts and technology, sports, swimming, and nutrition programs at our 10 community recreation centers.

You can check out all of our programming options here: https://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/index.html

Kathryn Vargas, Assistant Director, Community Recreation City of Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation

Activity: Word Find

Find the words listed on the right in the grid of letters on the left. Hold and drag your mouse across the letters that form the word. You can drag horizontally, vertically and diagonally.

 

 


Tuesday, October 13th

Day #2 Safety Tip: Use sidewalks or walking paths
Today's safety tip is brought to you by Christopher Corbett, Neighborhood Planner for the Department of City Planning.
As a Neighborhood Planner I collaborate with stakeholders to help implement future plans that will improve our quality of lift through community, development, mobility and infrastructure.

To learn more, visit: https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/neighborhood-planner

Christopher Corbett, Neighborhood Planner

Activity: Safety Quiz Question

Activity Instructions: Safety Quiz Questions. Click on the question to reveal the anwer.


A: You should walk facing on coming cars (against traffic).

Why: It is easier for the drivers to see us.

Illustration of kids walking towards traffic (against traffic).



Monday, October 12th

Day #1 Safety Tip: Look both ways before crossing the street.
Today's safety tip is brought to you by Harriet Jackson, Program Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh Safe Routes to School program.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a initiative that creates safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk, bike and be transported to and from school.

Harriet Jackson, Program Coordinator  for the City of Pittsburgh Safe Routes to School program

Activity Instructions: Use the pictures below to help you unscramble each word.

Sign matching images: Yield, Crosswalk, Stop, Traffic Light, Ped Yield.

1 - tspognsi

2 - ieldynsig

3 - scroslkwa

4 - tfrfacihglit

5 - olohcsgcsroins