Welcome to the Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center!

Safe Routes to School is a comprehensive program based on a simple premise: our kids should be able to safely walk and bike to school. The Safe Routes to School movement is taking hold across the country, as communities are helping kids and families walk and bike to school. Safe Routes to School programs combine education, engineering, enforcement, evaluation and encouragement to get more kids walking and biking to school and make conditions safer and more convenient.
 
We hope you find this website helpful to find information, resources and to learn more about the Vermont Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. If you are new to the site and to SRTS, please check out our Getting Started section and learn about the Vermont SRTS Resource Center and about the history of SRTS.  Once you get familiar, you may begin to reveiw how to become a Partner or Friend of the Resource Center and learn more about the resources and services available.

 

 

Congratulations to our 2014 Poster Contest Winners!!

Saris Winning Artists

1st Place: Lily Wagner, Burke Town School

Wins a bike, bike Helmet, and bike bights!

2nd Place: Kaeli Bennet, Windsor State Street School

Wins a bike helmet and bike lights!

3rd Place: Chloe Brill, Poultney Elementary School

Wins a bike helmet!

(click on image to enlarge)

 

VT SRTS Winning Artists

Artwork featured on VT SRTS Poster Calendar

Winner: Brinley Johnson, Killington Elementary

Second Place: Sophia Roush, Burke Town School

Third Place: Kayleigh Cutsinger, Bristol Elementary School



Honorable Mentions:

Artwork featured on the VT Intergenerational Walk and Roll Bookmarks

Marinda Spaulding, Underhill ID School

Maisy Lucia, Bristol Elementary School

Merrick Hemond, Burke Town School

 

Stepping Up! Vermont SRTS Annual Meeting

 

To view the full agenda click here

 

Please join us for a day to celebrate inspiring walking and biking programs, share strategies with peers, gain insights from experts on teaching the Walk Smart/Bike Smart curriculum, and meet colleagues from around Vermont. All partners, champions, friends, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about Safe Routes to Schools are encouraged to attend this free event.

 

Special Presentation

This year's event featured an exciting presentation from Dave Cohen of Brattleboro, psychotherapist,
ecopsychologist, bike advocate and founder of Pedal Express in Berkeley. To view Dave's presentation click here.

 

Follow Our Lead
Join a moderated discussion with partners who have developed
a variety of successful programs and committees. To view the panel's presentations click here.

 

Talk the Walk
Discuss individual challenges and strategies
in small group interactive sessions. To view notes from this session click here. 

 

Awards Ceremony Luncheon
We will celebrate the successes of four
outstanding programs and partners. Scroll down to view winners. 

 

Give it Some Elbow Grease
Learn tips and tricks to make the most of the
Local Motion Bike Trailer and Loaner Program. To learn more about the Bike Trailer visit: www.saferoutesvt.org

 

To see pictures from the Annual Meeting visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/saferoutesvt

 

Congratulations to all of our 2014 SRTS Awardees!

Rookie of the Year: St. Albans City School (Mitch Craib, Mike Cain, Denise Smith, David Hutchinson)

Innovative in Safe Routes to School: Peter Lawry (Central Elementary School)

Outstanding Safe Routes to School Champion: Laura Asermily (Mary Hogan Elementary School)

Community Collaboration: Chrissy Keating (Safe Kids Vermont)

 
 
 
 

2012-2013 VT SRTS Annual Report: Find out what we've been up to!

Click on the picture to view the annual report. Prefer to download it? Click here

 

 

NEW Vermont Safe Routes to School Crossing Guard Training Video

This short video covers important tips and techniques for school crossing guards. Whether you are a new crossing guard or looking for a refresher, this fun video will provide information about different street types and signage, proper communication skills, how to handle emergencies, and much more. The Resource Center is offering each partner school a free Crossing Guard Kit, which includes a lightweight, retroreflective stop paddle, crossing guard vest, best practices training DVD, and a pocket guide with safe crossing tips. Order your kit online today!