Safe Routes Successes - Funding and Policy

Background The town of Bethel, CT, has built its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school within the same educational complex.

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

Safe Kids Tampa, led by St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, has tailored its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

More than 4,000 Portland metro area students from 30 schools signed up to compete against Portland State University (PSU) students in the Portland May 2008 Walk + Bike Challenge Month.

During the 2007 to 2008 school year, the Sherman School District and the town of Sherman, IL, applied for and received $247,975 in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IL DOT).

Chula Vista is in southwest California and has the largest kindergarten through sixth grade district in the state.

Abernathy Elementary, Middle, and High School are on the same campus along a busy road. At least half of the students live within walking distance of the schools, but there are no sidewalks to help them reach the school safely.

The Safe Routes to School program in Gilbert, AZ, focuses on promoting walking and bicycling to school with the help of partnerships with 30 schools in two school districts and with community organizations.

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