Safe Routes Successes - Education

Chula Vista is in southwest California and has the largest kindergarten through sixth grade district in the state.

Abernathy Elementary, Middle, and High School are on the same campus along a busy road. At least half of the students live within walking distance of the schools, but there are no sidewalks to help them reach the school safely.

Recognizing that one of the most critical factors regarding the safety of children walking to school is motor vehicular speed, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) instituted the DC Neighborhood Pace Car pilot program.

Hillside students walk to downtown Allegan because it serves as a classroom for them to practice life skills.

Skinner Road School is in Vernon, Conn. As a kindergarten to fifth grade school, it supports 330 racially and economically diverse students.

Melrose Elementary and Lawn Middle Schools in Jamestown, Rhode Island, have been concerned about students safely walking to school for several years.


The St. Thomas Aquinas SRTS team consists of parents, neighbors, teachers and administrators. 

Wilmette, IL, is a town near Chicago with a population of 28,000 people.

In Fairhope, AL, regular walk-to-school events are scheduled to help create a sustainable program that will change behaviors and enhance the community’s walkability.