Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national initiative to enable and encourage students to safely walk and bicycle to school with funding from the Federal Highway Administration and Department of Transportation

Focusing on a safer way to get to school…

Improving children’s safety while walking and bicycling is a central mission of Safe Routes to School. And program benefits stretch beyond the school day.

SRTS resources & activities help communities:

  • Build sidewalks, bicycle paths & pedestrian-friendly infrastructure
  • Reduce speeds in school zones & neighborhoods
  • Address distracted driving among drivers of all ages
  • Educate generations on pedestrian & bicycle safety

Why?

Walking and bicycling to and from school offers children

and our environment a wide range of benefits including:

  • less roadway congestion
  • less gasoline consumption
  • cleaner air
  • healthier and happier children
  • more lively and engaged communities

Sources:

Safe Routes Info 

Safe Routes NJ

Cecile Seth

Trying to make our world better. Mom to 3. Recovering Management Consultant. MBA. STEMshoots.com Founder.