What is Safe Routes to School?
Imagine a school where the majority of students arrive by bike or by walking rather than in vehicles. Imagine a school with less traffic congestion, cleaner air, and full bike racks. Imagine a school where students are able to navigate traffic safely, arriving at school alert and ready to learn. Imagine transforming how children and youth think about transportation not only today but for the rest of their lives. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) helps make this imagined scenario a reality.
Safe Routes to School encourages children and youth to walk and bicycle to and from school by working with parents, children, schools, and government and community leaders to improve conditions surrounding schools, implementing projects that improve safety and accessibility, and making active commuting an appealing option.