Safe Routes Successes - Encouragement

The Forest Park Elementary School PTA utilized strengths of its parent volunteers.

In August 2000, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition was funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to participate in a Safe Routes to School pilot program.

The Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project (NMTPP) in Sheboygan County, WI, was borne out of federal transportation legislation in 2005.

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

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

A photo-visioning project was conducted in two fifth grade classes at Franklin Elementary School in La Crosse, WI.

In Tell City, IN, a $250,000 award in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT) and a $29,347 grant from the city will fund a 1.2 mile pedestrian and bicycle sidewalk system

Safe Routes Chagrin is a truly cooperative endeavor which has improved safety and encouraged more students to walk and bike while building a sustainable program supported by the entire community.

In 2006, Muscle Powered, a local walking and bicycling advocacy group in Carson City, Nev., initiated a project to pilot a Walk to School program at two elementary schools using a $12,000 grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.