KIDS: Safe Routes to School Program

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Walk It Bike It to School Connecticut
Safe Routes to School is a National Program that began in July of 2005. At its heart, the SRTS Program empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity once again. The Program makes funding available for a wide variety of programs and projects, from building safer street crossings to establishing programs that encourage children and their parents to walk and bicycle safely to school. The decline in walking and bicycling has led to traffic congestion and air quality around schools, a decrease in safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, and a sedentary lifestyle that often lends to childhood obesity.
Students in grades K-8 currently enrolled in Connecticut public and private schools are eligible to participate, including students with disabilities.

Teachers, teacher aides, school nurses, and school administrators may register students online to participate by classroom. Students must be registered by classroom, class period or homeroom to participate.

Full classroom participation is encouraged, but is not required.
You will find information, updated results, sample plans, a list of participating schools, news, success stories and an online registration form on the Walk IT Bike IT to School Connecticut website at
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National Bike to School Day -  May 4th, 2016
Biking is a fun and healthy way for kids to travel to school. This year schools around the country will be hosting Bike to School Day events in their communities. Interested in hosting an event at your local school? Register your school on the National Bike to School Day website and contact Connecticut Safe Routes to School Team. Full informatio available at 
The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country and the world each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.
Mark your Calendars! The Bike to School Day dates for 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been set:

Bike to School Day 2016 - May 4, 2016
Bike to School Day 2017 - May 10, 2017
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of the Connecticut SRTS Team and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact the Connecticut SRTS Team or the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Content Last Modified on 4/29/2016 10:14:41 AM