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A Few Safety Tips...
- Walk on the sidewalk
- Look left, right, and left for traffic
- Walk facing traffic, if there are no sidewalks
- Cross at intersections
- See and be seen
- Make eye contact with drivers
- Wear reflective or light colored clothes in the morning and night
- Wear comfortable shoes when walking
More About the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program
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?
- Establishes healthy lifetime habits for students
- Increases children's independence
- Helps students arrive at school ready to learn
- Teaches safe pedestrian, bicyclist, and driver skills
We Follow the 5 E's:
- Technical Assistance
- Marketing, and
- Evaluation programs that "fit" your school's needs and priorities
And Your School Receives FREE:
- Educational materials targeted to students, parents & community leaders
- Promotional materials to announce your Safe Routes to School
- Training for your stakeholders to identify access challenges and design solutions
- Ways to qualify for infrastructure improvements to enhance safety along school routes