Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a program that aspires to provide quality education and infrastructure so that students may start their day by actively walking or bicycling to school. In order to create a successful SRTS program, collaboration amongst schools, teachers, parents, community leaders, and local governments is vital. At the MPO we strive to work alongside local partners in order to create a safe and efficient commute to school.
Click on one of the boxes below to learn more about SRTS efforts in that community.
Each SRTS Plan the MPO develops address the 6Es, reflected in the image above.
In 1969, 48% of children walked or biked to school. Today, only 13% walk or bike to school.
The Kansas Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program was first initiated in 2006.
The five essential components of every SRTS plan are referred to as the 5 E's: Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering and Enforcement.
Since SRTS program was initiated there have been 44% less injuries.
Because of SRTS programs, programs such as The Walking School Bus have soared in popularity.