Safe Routes Successes - Encouragement

Longfellow Elementary School has participated in Walk to School Day for more than ten years and just joined Safe Routes to School.

More than 4,000 Portland metro area students from 30 schools signed up to compete against Portland State University (PSU) students in the Portland May 2008 Walk + Bike Challenge Month.

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).

What began as a sidewalks infrastructure project along routes to schools in Coeur d’Alene blossomed into something bigger.

Safe Routes to School is a fully institutionalized program at Oakbrook Middle School, but this was not always the case. 

Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston, WV, is a public school for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

Cleveland Elementary is located in urban Oklahoma City. Wanting to increase the amount of physical activity among students, school staff and community leaders organized an event to encourage walking and bicycling to school.

Alpine Elementary School, a K–6th grade school with 780 students, is part of Utah’s Alpine School District, the lowest funded school district in the nation.

In 1995, the Auburn School District linked concerns about the high cost of transportation and increased childhood obesity to create cooperation that has led to 20 percent of its district’s students walking to school.