WalkSafe News

2015 WalkSafe Poster Contest Winners Recognized by MDCPS

The 2015 Statewide Poster Contest Winners were recognized at the Miami Dade County School Board Meeting. The three grand prize winners showed off their artwork showcasing their knowledge on pedestrian safety. A component of the University of Miami WalkSafe Program is its educational curriculum focused on pedestrian safety. As part of the three day curriculum, […]

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KiDZ Neuroscience Center Director inducted into Iron Arrow Honor Society

The team at the KiDZ Neuroscience Center wish to extend a warm and heartfelt congratulations to our director, Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D, who was inducted into the University of Miami’s Iron Arrow honor society last Thursday. The Iron Arrow award is the highest honor that can be received at the University, and is a tradition that has been with […]

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VIDEO: WalkSafe Walk to School Day 2015

WalkSafe (an evidence-based pediatric pedestrian injury prevention program) was developed at the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine as a countermeasure to the high number of children injured as pedestrians.  Each year the WalkSafe program selects one school to host our Annual Walk to School Day Event.  This year […]

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Creating Healthier Generations: WalkSafe & BikeSafe in SRTS 10 Year Report

Our WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs are lifelong partners with the National Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative, encouraging healthy and safety conscious methods of traveling to and from school. As part of this partnership, we participated in the Safe Routes 10-Year Retrospective Webinar last month, along with our partners from the Miami-Dade County School Board and Metropolitan […]

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The Need for Walking and Bicycling for the Future of our Roadways

Traffic congestion is no stranger to any user of the public roadways in South Florida, nor road users in most metropolitan American cities. We all deserve an equal opportunity to get where we need to go. Cars are an important part of our mobility but it is important to realize that not all trips require […]

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10 years of Safe Routes to School Webinar

The KiDZ Neuroscience Center’s WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs will be joining Safe Routes to School (SRTS) for a discussion of Safe Routes’ soon to be released report, Creating Healthier Generations, A Look at Ten Years of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program; a 10 year retrospective examining the accomplishments of the Federal SRTS program […]

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Walking to school and its positive impact on health: WalkSafe in the Miami Herald

Our latest article about the benefits of your child walking to school has been published in the Miami Herald. View the article at: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article30427077.html

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Upcoming Events:

Safe Summer Back To School Health Fair (City of Miami)
July 29, 2017Charles Hadley Park

Meet us in Orlando: Florida PTA President Breakfast
August 03, 2017Rosen Centre Hotel

Orange County Back to School Event
August 05, 2017OCPS Academic Center for Excellence

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