Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient and healthy opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school. Safe Routes to School efforts include programs that encourage biking and walking, as well as infrastructure projects that improve conditions for walking and biking to school.
Safe Routes to School projects may be eligible for funding through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program funding for Transportation Alternatives (TA) through set-aside funding.
Learn more about the Region's TA Set-Aside funding program here.
Safe Routes to Parks
Ensuring safe access to public parks is key to improving health outcomes in America, but not all communities are equipped with the resources needed to provide safe access to parks, such as investing in new sidewalks and crosswalks with personal safety improvements. A new Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework developed by the National Recreation and Park Association in collaboration with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership provides evidence- and practice-based guidance to help local park and recreation agencies implement policies and practices that create safe and equitable access to parks for all people.