October 13, 2017
This guide highlights the health benefits of Safe Routes to School initiatives for schools and school communities, provides examples of how active school travel fits with current school priorities, and outlines the roles that school administrators, health practitioners, and interested family and community members can take.
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September 14, 2017

Help encourage walking to school in Southwest Washington!

Communities across the nation are implementing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. SRTS programs improve safety conditions and increase the number of students walking to and from school.

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September 8, 2016

Youth and older adults have similar needs when it comes to navigating our streets on foot. Whether a second grader is walking to school, their grandfather is walking to the corner store with their shopping trolley, or their aunt is walking to the park to socialize – we need accessible destinations, continuous paths, and safe crossings.

But what does an inter-generational safe street look like? Here’s your chance to show us.

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June 29, 2016

Vision Zero shares many goals with Safe Routes to School. Vision Zero originated from Sweden in 1997 with the assertion that all traffic deaths and severe injuries are preventable. Sweden’s Vision Zero work was based on an old philosophy with a new twist: “it should no longer be the child that should adapt to traffic conditions, but the traffic conditions that should be adapted – as far as possible – to children.”

July 17, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP), that Metro has adopted by resolution today, July 17, 2014.

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March 26, 2014

Nearly a quarter of Washington state eighth graders are overweight or obese and 14% of morning traffic is school-related… but both of these problems are being addressed through the Safe Routes to School program that has funded 136 projects in the past ten years! Check out this two-page infographic from Washington State DOT on the problems, opportunities, benefits, and success of Safe Routes to School programs in that state:

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January 21, 2014

New research from the National Center for Safe Routes to School shows more kindergarten to grade 8 (K-8) students are walking to and from school across the country.