Safe Routes Successes - Encouragement

Alexandria, VA, is a compact city with more than 128,000 residents living in a 15 square mile area.

Since its inception in February 2006, the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program has awarded approximately $1.6 million.

From the outset, the mission of the Omro SRTS program has been to build and maintain a well-rounded bicycling culture.

During the summer months, Yuma, Arizona, is a mid-sized city with approximately 85,000 residents.

Safe Routes to School is a fully institutionalized program at Oakbrook Middle School, but this was not always the case. 

In 1995, the Auburn School District linked concerns about the high cost of transportation and increased childhood obesity to create cooperation that has led to 20 percent of its district’s students walking to school.

Huntingdon is a small town in a rural community in Carroll County, Tenn., that is working with Huntingdon Primary School and Huntingdon Middle School to create a safer pedestrian and bicycle environment for its children.

Pierre, S.D., is a rural town with approximately 13,000 residents. One of its local elementary schools, Jefferson Elementary School, has more than 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.