Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children of all abilities, to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. SRTS uses a variety of education, encouragement, engineering, evaluation and equity strategies to help make routes safer for children to walk and bicycle to school and encouragement strategies to entice more children to walk and bike. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods, and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.
The NKFM received a grant through the CDC to promote active living in Inkster, Wayne and Westland. Through this project, staff will be working with Wayne-Westland School District to implement Safe Routes to Schools into their communities to promote walking and biking to school, while making it safe for students to do so.
If you are a principal in a Wayne-Westland K-8 school and interested in bringing SRTS to your school, please contact:
313-259-1574 ext. 223.
- Bicycling Basics: Using Hand Signals, Riding in the Street, Avoiding Risky Behaviors, and Avoiding Obstacles
- ABC Quick Check
- Walk and Bike to schools: Safety First
- Kids Bike Safety Tips
- How to fit a helmet
- Parents Bike Safety tips
- Safety video for Kids ages 4-9
- Safety video for Kids ages 10-14
- Tips for walking safely to school
- A Kid's Guide To Safe Walking
- Prevent Pedestrian Crashes: Parents and Caregivers of Elementary School Children
- Tips for Parents and Other Adults For Teaching Pedestrian Safety to Children
- Teaching Children to Walk Safely
Walking + Biking Activities
- Safe Routes Scavenger Hunt (Alameda County)
- Intersection Coloring Sheets (Alameda County)
- Bicycle ABC Coloring Sheets (Alameda County)
Walking/Biking Curriculum for Teachers and Caregivers to use
K-8th Grade Videos