Safe Routes to School programs

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, programs work to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone. This federally funded program encourages communities to address the Five Es preventing students from walking or biking to school and building exercise into their day. These are the same components used by planners trying to create a more healthy and active community for all ages! School safety committees, Parent Teacher Organizations or Student Government organizations are a great place to start conversations about starting a SRTS program at your school.