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Safe Routes Philly

Middle school

Classroom resources and lessons for middle school students.

Safe Routes Philly resources

Safe Routes Philly reading list

This list of books will get students excited about walking, biking, and rolling.

Resources for parents, caregivers, and educators

Biking with kids

Biking can be a fun way to get outside, stay active, and explore Philadelphia. Get tips for helping kids learn how to bike safely in the city.

Safe Routes Philly traffic garden guide

A guide to creating a temporary or semi-permanent traffic garden with scaled-down traffic features and urban elements. Traffic gardens offer a safe environment for children to practice navigating a street.

Transportation safety resources


Bikeology is a bicycle safety curriculum for students in grades 6–12 that includes the knowledge and skills students need to safely enjoy cycling. A parent guide is included to support safe bicycling.

ITE STEM Lessons

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities.

ITE has a collection of transportation-themed science, engineering, and technology (STEM) lesson plans and activities for students in grades 6–8.

NanoSonic STEM Lessons

NanoSonic, Leidos Inc., and educators in Gilea County, Virginia partnered to create STEM modules that use advanced transportation systems as a central theme.

Northeast Transportation Workforce Center Educator Resources

The Northeast Transportation Workforce Education Center has a suite of transportation-themed educational resources, including lesson plans for students in grades 6–8 and webinars for professionals.

Funding opportunities 

Riding for Focus

Outride’s Riding for Focus school-based cycling program provides schools with everything they need—bikes, helmets, starter maintenance equipment, and training—to get their students in grades 6–8 riding. This grant-funded program uses cycling as a tool for students to achieve academic, health, and social success. Visit the Riding for Focus website for information about the grant application process and deadlines.