PROGRAMS:

Safe Routes to School

WHAT WE DO

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WALKSacramento works to implement Safe Routes to School programming at schools across the Sacramento Region as a leading Safe Routes to School expert.  We have supported over 100 local schools in 7 counties and have secured $8,500,000 in infrastructure improvements, thank to Safe Routes to School programming.

As Safe Routes to School facilitators, we provide comprehensive programming to schools including: Walk to School Day and Bike to School day, School master plans, safe walking and biking maps, community engagement, parent champion training, and more.


OUR IMPACT


Safe Routes to School in the Sacramento Region

10O

School Programs

7

SRTS in Counties

$850,000

Dedicated funding to SRTS


OUR APPROACH

Comprehensive Programming using the 6Es of Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is an internationally recognized program dedicated to providing safer routes for students to walk and bike to school. Research has shown that students who walk or bike to school get more daily physical activity, have lower rates of obesity and improves students self-confidence and academic performance. Safe Routes to School Programming has been successfully implemented across the U.S. and globally. Every Safe Routes to School program aims to meet the core goals or “6Es” of Safe Routes to School.


Evaluation

Evaluation methods are critical to identifying the needs for establishing a Safe Routes to School program and long-term success.


Education

Multi-disciplinary programs are a key focus of SRTS. Kids are not only encouraged to walk and bike outside of school but learn valuable lessons and tactics in the classroom as well.


Encouragement

Holding school wide events help provide motivation to establishing programs long term. Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day events support a broader initiative for community-wide support for SRTS


Engineering

Community assessments in road infrastructure around schools help identify needed improvements to support SRTS programs.


Enforcement

Partnerships with Law enforcement help increase awareness of traffic safety laws and reduces the presence of crime near schools.


Equity

Equity concerns of safe, active, and healthy opportunities for children and adults in disadvantaged communities are integrated and addressed through the first 5Es to make SRTS programs safe, accessible, and successful.


OUR APPROACH

Why Safe Routes to School is Important

At their core, Safe Routes to School programs are not just about getting kids to and from school safely, they are about providing children access to opportunity and future success. By encouraging more regular physical activity, SRTS programs create healthier students who perform better in school and stay in school longer. Transportation is also the way that families access jobs, housing, healthcare and other essential needs.

SRTS programs aim to get more children and families walking and biking in their communities, meaning less reliance on motor vehicles, safer neighborhoods, cleaner air, and greater transportation freedom. By creating, safer, healthier, more sustainable communities, SRTS programs not only benefit individuals, but are critical to meeting our state, regional, and local goals around health, air quality, and economic development.

Here are some more specific reasons we think Safe Routes to School programs are critical to individual and community success:


Evaluation

Evaluation methods are critical to identifying the needs for establishing a Safe Routes to School program and long-term success.


Education

Multi-disciplinary programs are a key focus of SRTS. Kids are not only encouraged to walk and bike outside of school but learn valuable lessons and tactics in the classroom as well.


Encouragement

Holding school wide events help provide motivation to establishing programs long term. Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day events support a broader initiative for community-wide support for SRTS


Engineering

Community assessments in road infrastructure around schools help identify needed improvements to support SRTS programs.


Enforcement

Partnerships with Law enforcement help increase awareness of traffic safety laws and reduces the presence of crime near schools.


Equity

Equity concerns of safe, active, and healthy opportunities for children and adults in disadvantaged communities are integrated and addressed through the first 5Es to make SRTS programs safe, accessible, and successful.

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