Safe Routes Successes - Engineering

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.

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.

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

In Tell City, IN, a $250,000 award in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT) and a $29,347 grant from the city will fund a 1.2 mile pedestrian and bicycle sidewalk system

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.

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

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.

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

The City of Holladay, Utah, decided to incorporate a Safe Sidewalks program into its city plans in 2003.