Safe Routes Successes - Enforcement

In summer 2007, the city of Liberty received $240,000 in Safe Routes to School funds through the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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

MDOT agreed to fund a SRTS study identifying education, encouragement, enforcement and engineering projects that would increase the safety of students walking and bicycling to school.

The first Walking and Wheeling Day at Lake Norman Elementary School in Mooresville, NC, was inspired by none other than one persistent third grade student at the school.

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.

Wilmette, IL, is a town near Chicago with a population of 28,000 people.

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

During the 2006 school year at Maryville Elementary in Maryville, IL, 12 children regularly walked or bicycled to school.

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