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Safe Routes to School – Want to Learn More?

WHAT IS SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL? Safe Routes to School programs all share one common goal - to improve the health of kids and the community by making walking and bicycling to school safer, easier and more enjoyable.

WHO DOES IT INVOLVE? These programs involve parents, children, community members, school staff, traffic engineers, city planners, law enforcement officers, community leaders and many others.

HOW DO THEY WORK? They work to assess the safety of school travel routes; make engineering changes such as building crosswalks or adding crossing guards; educate students and drivers about safe travel and encourage walking and biking to school. Some programs expand to promote safe walking and bicycling throughout the community.

For information on successful Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs and strategies, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School at: www.saferoutesinfo.org. Users of this site will also find information on:

  • How to start and sustain a Safe Routes to School program;

  • Case studies of successful programs;

  • And, many other resources for training and technical assistance.

As this site continues to develop, please check back regularly for additions and updates.

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