SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. The program has been designed to reverse the decline in children walking and bicycling to schools.
Safe Routes to School in NH
Safe Routes to School NH is a movement to encourage and enable elementary school children to safely walk and ride bicycles to school that is catching on in the Granite State, and the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) encourages more communities to get involved. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) helps communities by reimbursing them for the costs of bringing new balance to our transportation system.
Walk to School Day
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
SAU 90 Hampton School District Safe Routes to School Travel Plan
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) refers to projects and programs that enable and encourage walking and biking to school to achieve a wide range of benefits for students, schools, and communities. The main goal of a travel plan is to create safer routes for pedestrians and bike travel by identifying problem areas, and proposing solutions. It serves as a basis for funding and is a way for a community to organize their plans for SRTS projects.