Safe Routes to School
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is an international program that encourages children to walk and bicycle to and from school safely. The SRTS program is built on five strategies, called the "5 E's" (Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering and Evaluation,) to address challenges and barriers to walking and bicycling. Successful SRTS programs involve all 5 E’s and the community.
The Clark County School District SRTS program is federally funded and we work with schools and our community partners to identify improvements, programs and policies to make walking and bicycling viable and safe transportation options. We work with interested schools to draft SRTS coordinated action plans tailored specifically to the needs of their site and develop feasible walking and bicycling programs. The benefits of implementing a SRTS plan are far reaching and include: improving safety, encouraging physical activity, and reducing traffic congestion and motor vehicle emissions. Implementing SRTS programs and projects not only benefit students, but adjacent neighborhoods.