Safe Routes to School coordinators at State Street School listened to parents while developing a program anchored by walking school buses that address worries about safety of children walking and bicycling to school.
In 2005, and with only local funding, Safe Routes to School encouragement activities began at Valle Vista Elementary. These activities included bicycle rodeos, Walking Wednesdays and Walk to School Days.
The village of Ossining, NY, is located within Westchester County, NY, along the Hudson River. The necessary busing program and a lack of physical infrastructure prevent many children from walking to school.
Local programs can send their Parent Surveys and Student Travel Tallies to the National Center for data entry. Processing requires approximately 4-6 weeks, but it can take up to 8 weeks depending on the volume of data in the queue.
Proud Part of Let's MoveFederal SRTS Program siteThis site is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and maintained by the National Center for Safe Routes to School within the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, America Walks, the Governors Highway Safety Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Toole Design Group.