SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

WHO WE ARE

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international program to encourage safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. SRTS is based on six principals, the “6 E’s“: Education, Encouragement, Engagement, Engineering, Evaluation, and Equity. 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, and to do so safely.

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6 E’s

  • Education
    • Educational programs are a key component to increasing the numbers of students walking and bicycling to school. Educational programs are geared to teach children and parents how to safely travel by foot or on a bicycle; driver safety; and the benefits and goals of SRTS. Education is closely linked to encouragement strategies to reinforce safety messages.
  • Encouragement
    • Generating enthusiasm and increased walking and bicycling for Students through events, activities, and programs.
  • Engagement
    • All Safe Routes to School initiatives should begin by listening to students, families, teachers, and school leaders and working with existing community organization, and build intentional, ongoing engagement opportunities into the program structure.
  • Engineering
    • This strategy focuses on increased operational and physical improvements around a school to reduce vehicle speeds; improve safety and accessibility; and reduce bicycle, pedestrian and vehicle conflicts. Improvements can include the following: crossings, sidewalks, walkways, trails, bicycle parking and traffic calming devices (e.g. curb extensions, bicycle facilities, etc.).
  • Evaluation
    • Safe Routes tracks progress toward shared safety goals. Periodically evaluating SRTS strategies are key to making sure the programs are working to improve safety and encourage more walking and bicycling.
  • Equity
    • Ensuring that Safe Routes to School initiatives are benefiting all demographic groups, with particular attention to ensuring safe, healthy, and fair outcomes for students with disabilities, low-income students, Native American students, students of color, female students, LGBTQ students, students whose families speak a language other than English, homeless students, and other demographic groups.
  • No U-Turn Banner

    No U-Turn Banners educate parents and drivers about the No U-Turn in an active school zone law.

  • Positive Presence

    SRTS and school staff, along with volunteers hand out cards, during arrival or dismissal, listing the NRS laws for driving in school zones.

  • Bike Repair Workshop

    “Do it Yourself” clinic to teach students and parents basic bike repair and maintenance.

  • Student Safety Assemblies

    Pedestrian and bicycle safety presentations to educate and reinforce safety skills.

  • Train the Trainer

    Workshop for teachers/staff to organize and hold successful bike rodeos and safety events at their school.

  • Walk N Roll

    Walk & Roll programs support weekly to and from school walking and/or bicycling programs.

  • Nevada Moves

    Nevada Moves month in March celebrates the benefits of walking and bicycling to school.

  • Bike/Walk to School Day

    Children and Adults around the nation come together to celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day!

  • Helmet Fitting Blitz

    SRTS will provide helmets to students who bike and roll to school and properly fit them for a helmet.

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