About Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to SchoolBegun in 2006, the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) for the Winston-Salem Urban Area, focuses on making it safer for more children to walk and bike to school. The goals of the program are these:

  • To reduce and prevent childhood obesity
  • To reduce traffic congestion around schools
  • To improve air quality around schools

Community officials come together with parents and school representatives to identify strategies for improving conditions for biking and walking in these areas:

  • Engineering — Reviewing physical conditions around the school and identifying needs such as sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, and traffic patterns.
  • Education — Teaching students the skills they need to walk and bike safely while informing and involving parents in this education.
  • Encouragement — Developing strategies and programs to encourage and reward students who walk or bike to school.
  • Enforcement — Working with school officials and parents to ensure that school rules are followed on campus and working with law enforcement to make sure motorists, bicyclist and pedestrians behave in a safe manner in the school zone.
  • Evaluation — Monitoring and evaluating results to gauge progress and adjust the program as needed.

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