Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a nation program that encourages daily physical activity and the development of healthy habits in youth by promoting regular walking and biking to school. Walking and biking to school have the added benefits of reducing traffic congestion and pollution around schools, improving safety in school zones, and providing families and friends an opportunity to share time with each other and build connections in their community.
Safe Routes to School:
- provides safe route mapping for neighborhood families
- sponsors bike education and group rides
- offers bicycle repair to keep kids on the move
- works with schools to develop a calendar of walk and bike events and incentives
- and more…
Through this program, kids and parents rediscover that walking and biking can be a fun and healthy part of every day!
Living Streets Alliance is proud to be offering this program to the greater Tucson area through a partnership with the City of Tucson. During the 2014-2015 school year, LSA will be providing comprehensive programming at four pilot schools, while also offering targeted support to several other schools and organizing region-wide biking and walking events and activities available to all area elementary and middle schools.
Visit the official Safe Routes to School Tucson site for more information. To get your child’s school involved, please contact Sarah Prasek, our SRTS Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org