Safe Routes Successes - Encouragement

The Parent Teachers Association (PTA) at Challenger Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala., has organized Walk to School Day in conjunction with International Walk to School Day for five years.
 

Bluffton Elementary, H. E. McCracken Middle and Bluffton High Schools are located in a complex in Bluffton, South Carolina, bordered by a heavily traveled county road and surrounded by residential neighborhoods.

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

Foothill Elementary School in Boulder, CO, had been participating in International Walk to School Day for several years before a group of parents joined forces.

Alexandria, VA, is a compact city with more than 128,000 residents living in a 15 square mile area.

Jericho Elementary School, a kindergarten through fourth grade school faced two obstacles in creating a Safe Routes to School program: few students living within walking distance, and a highway next to the school.

Safe Routes Chagrin is a truly cooperative endeavor which has improved safety and encouraged more students to walk and bike while building a sustainable program supported by the entire community.

Thomas Elementary School was one of three schools that benefited from the $39,000 federal SRTS noninfrastructure award.


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