Safe Routes Successes - Enforcement

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

Working together, the Village of Machesney Park, IL, and the Harlem School District received funding for a twofold approach to make the routes to school safer for children.

In summer 2005, the Maine Department of Transportation, through the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program, constructed a 0.6 mile long sidewalk that connects the library in the elementary school complex to a community park.

When officials from the Town of Pleasant View saw that children were walking to school—even without sidewalks—they decided to take action.

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

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.

In summer 2007, Mississippi’s Department of Transportation announced that Petal would receive $213,028 in federal Safe Routes to School funds.

Whitaker Elementary School is surrounded by residential streets, making it an ideal location for a Walk to School program.

Recognizing that one of the most critical factors regarding the safety of children walking to school is motor vehicular speed, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) instituted the DC Neighborhood Pace Car pilot program.