What is Safe Routes to School ?
In August of 2005 the president signed the "Safe, Accountable, Flexable Efficient Transportation Equity Act - A Legacy for Users" (SAFETEA-LU). As part of this bill 612 million dollars was earmarked to establish Safe Routes to School programs for K-8 schools in every state. Safe Routes to School programs empower communities to make walking and bicycling to schools an attractive, routine and safe activity thereby building life-long habits of walking and bicycling.
How can my community build a Safe Routes program?
Safe Routes programs are generally developed for individual schools (K-8) by collaborative groups of concerned parents, teachers, public works officials, law enforcement officers, health officers and other interested stakeholders. Information on the current situation regarding students bicycling and walking is collected, solutions are explored and a plan of action is developed.
What help is available to implement our program?
Safe Routes programs are almost always implemented by volunteers, generally those that participated in the planning process. Reimburseable federal monies are available via a competetive process through the Nevada Safe Routes to School program. No matching funds are required.
What can we do with Safe Routes to School funding?
Reimbursable funds are available for activities and projects related to Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, Engineering and Evaluation as outlined in the school's Safe Routes to School Action Plan. Funds expended prior to funding being awarded and a contract being established between the sponsor and the NDOT, are not eligible for reimbursment.
Nevada Safe Routes to School Coordinator
E-mail the Nevada Safe Routes Program
Nevada Moves Day, April 27, 2011
Please join children and adults around Nevada to celebrate
the benefits of walking and bicycling to school!
This is the first Nevada Moves Day event that promotes walking and bicycling
to school statewide for several reasons:
- Physical activity
- Teaching safe walking and bicycling skills to children
- Awareness of how walkable a community is and where improvements can be made
- Concern for the environment
- Reducing traffic congestion and air pollution near schools
- Sharing time with children, parents, and community leaders
National Safe Routes to School Clearinghouse
Federal Evaluation Forms:
The SRTS (Safe Routes to School) program in Nevada has many resources to
help you start a program in your community:|
State SRTS Coordinator
Nevada Department of Transportation
Local coordinators that are funded through SRTS:
Carson City School District
Dan Allison, 775-997-4937
Clark County School District
Cheryl Wagner, 702-799-6560
Washoe County School District
Janet Carthen, 775-348-0285