Safe Routes Successes - Enforcement

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

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

For the past 20 years Safe Kids, a group focused on injury prevention in children, has worked with the Grand Forks school district, in Grand Forks, N.D., to encourage its students to walk and bicycle safely to school.

A photo-visioning project was conducted in two fifth grade classes at Franklin Elementary School in La Crosse, WI.

In spring 2007, Holdrege Public Schools in Holdrege, NE, applied for and received two federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants.

Go! Chapel Hill Active Living by Design is a national program that helped to facilitate the spread and success of the Active Routes to School program in Chapel Hill.

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

Lincoln Elementary School is in a small city in a rural county. Many of the roads surrounding the school are suitable for walking, but until the introduction of a Healthy School pilot program, not many students were encouraged to walk.

Michigan is one of the most "overweight states," which provided a big incentive for community leaders to try to get children active at a young age and ingrain that activity so that it will be habit later in life.