College students are unique in both their needs and the methods available to educate them. Below is a sample of many available educational opportunities and techniques.
- Tailor a program to specific student needs and interests. Teach them what they can do, both personally and as part of the college or university, to improve pedestrian safety and increase walking on campus and beyond.
- Develop educational program partnerships to generate community support. Potential partners include campus transportation services, the public safety department, campus health organizations, public health or injury prevention alliances, and student groups such as walking and bicycling clubs or environmental groups
- Utilize university events: distribute pamphlets or other materials at new student orientations, large gatherings, or campus housing.
- Give incentives. While distributing safety messages, garner student interest by giving away wristbands, reflective gear, posters, coupons for local restaurants, or other freebies.
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Students at the University of Washington