Safe Routes To Schools

Kansas Safe Routes To School

Walking and bicycling to school can be an important part of a healthy lifestyle, yet most children in Kansas do not start the day with either of these activities. Safe Routes To Schools (SRTS) is a federal reimbursement program that provides funding for infrastructural projects and educational activities that assist Cities, Counties, and School Districts to enable children to walk or bicycle to school more safely.

Community leaders, parents and schools across the U.S. are using Safe Routes To School programs to encourage and enable more children to safely walk and bike to school. The National Center for Safe Routes to School aims to assist these communities in developing successful Safe Routes programs and strategies. The Center offers a centralized resource of information on how to start and sustain a Safe Routes to School program, case studies of successful programs as well as many other resources for training and technical assistance.

For more information about the Kansas Safe Routes To School program or to receive application materials, please contact Becky Pepper, State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, by phone at (785) 296-8593 or by email at rpepper@ksdot.org.