Safe Routes to Schools

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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.

 

Benefits of implementing Safe Routes to Schools
To learn more about Safe Routes to Schools in Michigan, visit their website at www.saferoutesmichigan.org.

Get Involved

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:

Maria Distler
313-259-1574 ext. 223.
[email protected]