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Important Note: This website is a reference and resource site.  For current information and to sign your school up for Safe Routes to School, go to Local Motion's SRTS page.

A group of students wearing backpacks walking to school on a sidewalk on an autumn day

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a comprehensive program based on a simple premise: our kids should be able to safely walk and bike to school. Walking and biking to school helps students develop independence, improves academic performance, helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and helps create a stronger community.

Vermont Safe Routes to School is part of the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.  Local Motion, Vermont’s statewide nonprofit walk-bike advocacy organization, assists with the non-infrastructure side of the program, answering questions and providing guidance to partner schools.

Participating schools use "The 6 'E's" to make it safer, easier, and more fun for students and their families to walk and bike to school. 

"The 6 'E's" are:

  • Equity
  • Education
  • Encouragement
  • Engineering
  • Engagement
  • Evaluation

The Vermont Safe Routes to School Program guides schools through these strategies and activities.

This website provides: