In 1969, roughly 48% of students bicycled or walked to school. Today only 13% of children do so. And, travel to school can account for up to 25% of all morning traffic.
That's why we work with schools like yours, to teach and inspire children to start walking and bicycling more often—to and from school, improving their physical health, safety, and community.
The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program promotes healthy alternatives for children and parents in their travel to and from school. It educates students, parents and community members on the value of walking and bicycling for travel to and from school.
The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program helps to reduce congestion, air pollution, and traffic congestion near schools, while increasing the health, safety, and physical activity of elementary and middle school students.
It is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). In 2005, following a successful pilot project developed by WalkBoston, an expanded program was established under MassRIDES.
How Can It Help My School?
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