What is the purpose of the Safe Routes to School Program?
- To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
- To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and
- To facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of primary and middle schools (grades K-8).
Safe Routes to School in Nevada
- SRTS in Nevada:
- 177 Schools Participating
- Over 132,000 Students have been reached by the Program
- Over $24 million spent
- $4.4 million – education/encouragement
- $19.7 million - infrastructure
- Education/School Assessments
- Targeted Encouragement/Education Days
- Bike to School Day - May
- Nevada Moves Day - March
Officer MJ Cloud - Safe Routes to School Coordinator