Policy & funding

New Resource from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership: 2011–2015 Strategic Plan

Photo of Strategic PlanThe Safe Routes to School National Partnership has released the organization's final 2011–2015 Strategic Plan (PDF, 1.8 MB).

New Resource from the National Center: Winter 2010 SRTS Program Tracking Brief

Winter 2010 Snapshot: States Continue to Grow Their SRTS Programs

New Report: Helping Johnny Walk to School: Policy Recommendations for Removing Barriers to Community-Centered Schools (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Photo of Helping Johnny Walk to School

How can we encourage more community-centered schools or in other words "get safe routes to school the first time around"?

Industry News Brief: U.S. DOT Secretary Marks "End of Favoring Motorized Transportation"

On Mon., March 15th, Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations.

Secretary LaHood announced policy revisions with the following statement, "I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized."

Eighty percent of Federal SRTS funds awarded

Currently, Safe Routes to School programs throughout the 50 states and the District of Columbia have announced spending commitments for approximately 80 percent of the funds available to states. All 50 states have announced funding for local and/or statewide SRTS programs, and more than 4,000 schools are participating in state-funded SRTS programs.

Solano Transportation Authority Board approves SRTS plan

Photo of SRTS logoIn February 2008, the Solano Transportation Authority Board in Suisun City, California, approved a countywide Safe Routes to School plan and approved the creation of a $240,000 pilot funding program.

Green River, Wyoming: The Greenbelt Trail System

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the City of Green River, Wyo., began construction on the Greenbelt Pathways and Trail System.


Charleston, West Virginia: SRTS Program

Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston, WV, is a public school for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.