Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
SRTS programs examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. As a result, these programs help make bicycling and walking to school safer and more appealing transportation choices thus encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
There are several SRTS programs in the CAMPO area, and CAMPO considers projects identified in their respective plans when developing its long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and its three-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).