Safe Routes to School
Walking and biking to school provide children with the opportunity to get exercise and energy throughout the day. Our region is taking big steps in making walking and biking more accessible for kids and families through the safe routes to school program.
The Regional Safe Routes to School Program works in 4J, Bethel, and Springfield School districts to provide
- Education: High quality walking and biking safety education to students in 2nd, 5th, and 6th graders
- Encouragement: Fun events and support during International Walk+Bike Day, Walk+Bike Challenge month, and for every school day commute
- Engineering: Working with city and county staff to make improvements to our schools and neighborhoods to support safe walking and biking
- Enforcement: Partnering with school officials and police to monitor and enforce existing laws in order to keep our walking and biking kids safe and educate motorists
- Evaluation: Collecting important data to measure the impacts of Safe Routes to School programming
To get involved, please visit the regional safe routes to school website or facebook page. You can also sign up for the Springfield Safe Routes to School newsletter here. If you want to get started with walking or biking to school, but don't know where to start, check out our school walking route maps or sign up for the confident cycling classes for families provided through Safe Routes to School, Register here.