Our Safe Routes to School Coordinator works with Richmond Public Schools to encourage students to walk and bike safely to school.  We promote safe behavior associated with non-motorized transportation through educational events, curriculum integration, and community engagement, while advocating for infrastructure improvements. While some of our city’s schools have adopted parts of the program over the years, the 2015-2016 school year was our first year having a district-wide presence.In the 2017-2018 school year, we are working with seven (including six title I schools) schools to implement this program. We continue to work towards expansion to support the entire district.

For additional resources on Safe Routes to School, visit the website for Virginia Department of Transportation.

To keep up-to-date on what we’re doing in the City of Richmond, visit our Facebook page Richmond City Safe Routes to School.

Interesting Fact: Forty years ago, 50% of children in America walked or bicycled to school, while today, fewer than 15% of children walk or bike to school.

To learn more about our Safe Routes to School initiative, contact Tara at tara@grfit4kids.org.