Case Study: American Fork, Utah

The students at Shelley Elementary School in American Fork, Utah, have no bus system to take them to and from school. The only buses available are intended for the pre-kindergarten students and those students in special education, which means the remainder of the student population, totaling 1,021 children, must walk, bicycle or carpool to school. To create a safer walking environment and promote walking and bicycling, officials at Shelley Elementary School collaborated with the city of American Fork to apply for SRTS funding through Utah Department of Transportation. In fall 2007, UDOT awarded Shelley Elementary with two SRTS grants for infrastructure and non infrastructure projects. As a result, sidewalks will be installed and students can walk and bicycle safely to school.