Safe Routes 2 School

A hands on program to encourage walking and biking to to school.

What's New

Your school can now register for Bike to School Day 2015! Bike to School Day is on May 6th, 2015, but your school can participate anyday during the month of May! Students can bike, walk, or roll to school. Have a parade, walk with a friend, but just have fun!

A total of eight Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Active Transportation Mini-grants are awarded to 27 schools in eight communities in seven counties. Mini-grants are geared toward programs that accelerate the shift in paradigms and behaviors in places where it is already reasonably safe to walk and bike to school. The programs selected this year are quite varied and include a bicycle-centered program, one that focuses on reducing traffic resulting from a magnet school’s draw from outside the neighborhood, and some unique district-wide approaches to the program. Additionally, the programs represent rural, urban, and suburban settings.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (March 17, 2014) ―The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn's Helmets on Heads program are teaming up again to celebrate Bike to School Day with the National Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway. This second annual Bike Share Giveaway will provide 10 bikes and 20 helmets to 10 schools and community organizations across the US.

Last year’s National Bike to School Day Helmets on Heads Bike Share Giveaway was a wonderful success. Ten schools from Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina and Virginia were awarded bikes and helmets for their communities.

Oakland, CA (March 18, 2015) The Safe Routes to School National Partnership announced today that Cassandra Isidro has been named as their new Executive Director. “The Safe Routes to School National Partnership Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Cassandra to our organization,” said Risa Wilkerson, Board Chair. “Cassandra has a strong history of organizational leadership with an emphasis on cultivating partnerships. We are confident in her ability to build on the collaborative efforts of the field as the movement evolves.”

SR2S Connect

Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.

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