By walking or bicycling to school, children can easily incorporate exercise into their day and increase their overall physical activity. But the percent of children walking or riding bicycles to school has dropped dramatically over the past four decades.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs encourage children and their families to walk or bike to school by sponsoring walk-to-school days and organizing “walking school buses” in which children and families walk to school as a group. We work with advocates, school officials, and others to provide legal information that addresses common barriers to SRTS.
See belwo to review our list of publications realted to SRTS. Be sure to check our model SRTS policies.