Safe Routes to School Program

The purpose of the Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS) is to improve safety and mobility for children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. Funding from this program is for projects within two-miles of primary, middle and high schools (K-12).

Since 2005, the program has awarded $135 million for 270 projects from over $499 million in requests.

Call for projects

The Safe Routes to School call for projects is closed. Applications were due June 6, 2022.


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Legislative reports

Prioritized project lists and program updates.

2021 SRTS/PBP Status Report and Recommendations for Change (PDR 910KB)

2021-2023 Report to the Legislature (PDF 847KB)

2019-2021 Report to the Legislature (PDF 960KB)

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.