Case Study: Superior, Colorado

Walk to School Day since 2001. With more than 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through eighth, there is the potential for a large number of students to walk to school. The area around the school already has many important infrastructure components, such as sidewalks and street signs, but many of the parents perceive the area as dangerous for their children to walk or bicycle to school, or the parents are accustomed to driving their children. In August 2007, Eldorado received approximately $12,000 in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds through the Colorado Department of
Transportation for safe routes related education and encouragement activities. These projects are headed by an SRTS coordinator who wants to create a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly community for all of its members.

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