Case Study: Washington

Washington's Safe Routes to School (W-SRTS) program began in 2004, when the Washington State legislature funded a Safe Routes to School pilot project. Since that time, the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has awarded almost $12 million in funding to 50 projects, reaching approximately 15,000 students. In addition to coming from the state legislature, some of the SRTS funds are from the federal SRTS program. Preliminary results from these projects show an almost 40 percent increase in the number of children walking and bicycling to school.

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