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
of the Resource Center and learn more about the resources and services available.
Congratulations to our 2012/2013 VT SRTS Awardees
Rookie of the Year – Twinfield Union School
Outstanding Safe Routes Champion – Barbara Larvey, Isle La Motte Elementary School
Community Collaboration for Safe Routes Success – Rutland Regional Planning Commission
Innovation in Safe Routes Programs – Bill Merrylees, Community Connections, Union Elementary School
The participants of the VT SRTS Annual Meeting discussed common challenges among SRTS programs in small groups. The following notes are taken from each group discussion. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Poster-Calendar Contest Winners!
We are so excited to be able to feature the artwork of these 12 students in the Vermont Safe Routes to School Calendar!
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Cover winner! Dominic Dahlen, CP Smith Elementary, grade 3
Runner-Up! Emma Luikart, Poultney Elementary School, grade 3
Runner-up! Levi Smith, Fayston Elementary School, grade 4
Featured Calendar Artists!
Savanah Blanchard, Neshobe Elementary School, grade 6
Macey Allard, C.P. Smith Elementary School, grade 3
Caleb Purvee, CP Smith Elementary, grade 3
Layla Maiocco, Saxtons Rivers Elementary School, grade 4
Connor T. McCarty, Fayston Elementary School, grade 4
Nora Kinney, Founders Memorial School, grade 3
Haidyn Anderberg, Newbrook Elementary School, grade 1
Sammantha Lepenven, Newton School, grade 8
Iva Wich, Newton School, grade 7
The 12-month Vermont Safe Routes to School Calendar will be distributed to all Partner schools in mid-April. For those who would like to order additional hard copies - you may do so by contacting Joel Higginbotham at Stillwater Graphics at 802-433-9898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendars are $13.50 plus shipping and feature the months of May 2013 through April 2014.