Safe Routes Successes - Encouragement

In the fall of 2011, school staff took action to sustain enthusiasm for walking and biking and to create long-term changes in student travel patterns.

The Riverside County Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Services (IPS) developed a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program at several priority schools.

Broad Street Elementary School is located in the borough of Mechanicsburg, an older section of town where the traditional pattern of the blocks make it a great place to walk.

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


The St. Thomas Aquinas SRTS team consists of parents, neighbors, teachers and administrators. 

Thomas Elementary School was one of three schools that benefited from the $39,000 federal SRTS noninfrastructure award.

The Parent Teachers Association (PTA) at Challenger Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala., has organized Walk to School Day in conjunction with International Walk to School Day for five years.
 

What began as a sidewalks infrastructure project along routes to schools in Coeur d’Alene blossomed into something bigger.