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Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a program designed to encourage students to walk and bike to school to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and enhance quality of life in our communities. We use “The Five E’s” - Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering and Evaluation - to make routes safer, children and parents more knowledgeable, and the community more engaged so that more children will walk and bike to school.
We are currently working with the Boise School District and have just started programming with Joint School District No. 2 and Caldwell School District.
So next time you're headed out, whether to school, work or the store - Walk It, Bike It!
► 27.5% of Idaho children age 10-17 are overweight or obese.
► As much as 20-30% of morning traffic is generated by parents driving their children to school.
► Schools that are designed so children can walk and bicycle have measurable better air quality.
► A safety analysis by the California Department of Transportation estimated that the safety benefits of SRTS was up to a 40% decrease in the childhood bicycle and pedestrian collision rates.
For questions or additional information about what you can do to help please contact
Safe Routes to School Director
(208) 344-5502 ext 291
Safe Routes to School Coordinator