WalkSafe News

In Review: Walk to School Day 2017

It has been said – in one way or another – that walking brings joy, whatever the weather. Such could be said about our Walk to School Day this year with Liberty City Elementary, which – in a twist deviating from our usual perimeter walk – was held indoors, after a massive rainstorm doused the […]

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Walk to School Day: It’s a tradition.

In two weeks, we will be gleefully lost in a sea of hundreds of screaming students, joyous to be part of Walk to School Day – or perhaps happy just to be goofing off before class. We were kids ourselves once. While some of our youngest participants may not grasp what the hubbub will be […]

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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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