Safe Routes Successes - Enforcement

Before Congress passed the SAFETEA-LU transportation legislation in 2005, the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in Las Cruces, NM, adopted Safe Routes to School (SRTS) policies into its transportation plan.

The kindergarten through sixth grade students at Shelley Elementary School in American Fork, UT, have no bus system to take them to and from school.

Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston, WV, is a public school for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

Students in Green Forest, AR, literally are leading the way to help the city identify improvements needed to make routes safer for children to walk to school.

Hillside students walk to downtown Allegan because it serves as a classroom for them to practice life skills.

Partnerships throughout the community enabled McCook Elementary School to develop a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) launched Safe Routes Nebraska (SRN) in October 2006.

Anchorage, Alaska, has a winter dark period lasting from October until April, in which the sun rises as late as 10:00 a.m. and sets as early as 3:30 p.m.

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.