Safe Routes to School
The revised federal transportation act signed into law in 2005, provides funding to state departments of transportation to create and administer Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programs. SRTS programs encourage children ages K-8 to walk and bike to school by creating safer walking and biking routes. SRTS Programs improve walking and biking travel options, promote healthier lifestyles in children at an early age and decrease auto-related emissions near schools.
For more information on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School and funding opportunities, visit WisDOT SRTS.
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW) believes that Safe Routes to School addresses issues of public health, safety, and improves the quality of life by creating communities scaled for people. To assist in this effort, the Bike Fed developed an educational curriculum called Walking Wisdom and Bike Driver's Ed. For more information on this tool, visit BFW SR2S.