With the help of a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant, Meadowview Elementary staff developed and began implementing a SRTS program that addresses the infrastructure issues and promotes walking safely to school.
The Village of Canal Winchester, OH, has two elementary schools located near one another on the same campus. In April 2008, the Village of Canal Winchester had a kick-off meeting for its SRTS projects.
In 2007, the city and school system received a $102,919 SRTS infrastructure grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation to install uniform safety signage and flashing beacons at 8 different schools throughout the city.
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.
Jericho Elementary School, a kindergarten through fourth grade school faced two obstacles in creating a Safe Routes to School program: few students living within walking distance, and a highway next to the school.
It took coordination and cooperation among Hillside Elementary School, the Schenectady County Traffic Safety Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County to organize a successful pedestrian safety program.
Local programs can send their Parent Surveys and Student Travel Tallies to the National Center for data entry. Processing requires approximately 4-6 weeks, but it can take up to 8 weeks depending on the volume of data in the queue.