Engineering

Smyrna, Delaware: Safety is for everyone

The Smyrna School District and the Town of Smyrna identified the goal of improving safety for children who already were walking and bicycling to school.

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The Smyrna School District and the Town of Smyrna identified the goal of improving safety for children who already were walking and bicycling to school. Community members also wanted to promote physical activity among their youth.

Smyrna has a small school district with eight schools, only one of which is a high school. Three elementary schools currently participate in SRTS: North Smyrna Elementary School, (with 42 percent of students in low income bracket), Smyrna Elementary School and Clayton Elementary School.

Delaware: Delaware SRTS Program

September 10, 2002 marked the beginning of Delaware’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program when state SRTS legislation was signed into law.

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Washington, DC: Murch Elementary School builds consensus

Murch Elementary School built community consensus for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) efforts that enabled it to overcome barriers to walking and bicycling to school.

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Murch Elementary School built community consensus for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) efforts that enabled it to overcome barriers to walking and bicycling to school, to educate and encourage students to walk and ride to school, and to build sidewalks to make that trip safer. The school’s efforts earned it the 2009 James L. Oberstar Award for Safe Routes to School.

Norwalk, Connecticut: Working to Promote Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Naramake Elementary School and Nathan Hale Middle School are located on Strawberry Hill Avenue, a minor arterial street in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Bethel, Connecticut: Bethel Plans for Future SRTS Activities

Background The town of Bethel, CT, has built its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school within the same educational complex.

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The town of Bethel, CT, has built its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school within the same educational complex. The Connecticut Department of Transportation awarded the town of Bethel with $250,000 in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) federal funds for infrastructure improvements, such as sidewalk installations, to increase the children’s safety when walking to school and to downtown Bethel.

Independence, Oregon: Enforcement and walking path to improve safety

To begin improving pedestrian safety, an AmeriCorps volunteer surveyed students and parents at each of the three schools to determine the number of students who walked, bicycled, rode in a private vehicle or rode the bus the school.

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Mansfield, Ohio: Mansfield SRTS Program

Nine elementary and middle schools in Mansfield, OH, received funding for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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Nine elementary and middle schools in Mansfield, OH, received funding for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). As a result, more than 1,000 students will benefit from sidewalk improvements and installations, as well as from various education and encouragement activities.

Canal Winchester, Ohio: SRTS begins in the village of Canal Winchester

The Village of Canal Winchester, OH, has two elementary schools located near one another on the same campus.  In April 2008, the Village of Canal Winchester had a kick-off meeting for its SRTS projects.

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Coconino County, Arizona: "Walk, Bike and Get Fit" in Flagstaff, Arizona

In September 2007, the Coconino County Health Department received $39,000 in federal funding awarded through the Arizona Department of Transportation to jumpstart its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

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In September 2007, the Coconino County Health Department received $39,000 in Federal funding awarded through the Arizona Department of Transportation to jumpstart its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The program, titled “Walk. Bike. Get Fit,” began at Kinsey Elementary School, considered one of the most challenging to access by walking or bicycling.

Little Rock, Arkansas: PTA leads community efforts to reap SRTS benefits

The Forest Park Elementary School PTA utilized strengths of its parent volunteers.

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