Safe Routes Successes - Funding and Policy

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 Village of Canal Winchester, OH, has two elementary schools located near one another on the same campus.  In April 2008, the Village of Canal Winchester had a kick-off meeting for its SRTS projects.

When officials from the Town of Pleasant View saw that children were walking to school—even without sidewalks—they decided to take action.

Rosa Guerrero Elementary is a Title 1 neighborhood school, and 75 percent of the 850 students live within walking distance of the school.

Unlike many of the surrounding schools, Gove Elementary in Belle Glade, FL, is confronted with unique challenges to implement its Safe Routes to School program.

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.

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

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

The community of Montpelier, VT, is promoting a different “Way To Go,” through an assortment of incentives and partnerships designed to help the program sustain itself in the future.