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Arlington, VA 22207
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School

Virginia Safe Routes to School logo

"Promoting active, healthy lifestyles and safe infrastructure that supports bicycling and walking"

Welcome to the Arlington Public Schools Safe Routes to School website! Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program that works to make it safer and easier for students to walk or bike to school. SRTS programs examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
This website contains educational information on how you can help to encourage students to walk and bike safely to school. You can learn about the Safe Routes to School program, find resources to help implement walking and biking programs, learn about successful programs in Arlington, research funding opportunities, and quickly access partner organizations.
Benefits of walking or biking to school:
  • Walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity a day. Children who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day.
  • Studies show that children who walk and bicycle to school are more physically active,  have lower body mass index scores,  and lower obesity levels   than students who are driven or bused to school.
  • It's better for the environment!

The Safe Routes to School office can provide you with information on:

  • Student travel tallies
  • Pedestrian & bicycle safety education in schools
  • Walk & Bike to School Day events and celebrations
  • Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
  • Evaluation of student arrival & dismissal procedures and walking/biking conditions at your school
  • Working with APS and/or Arlington County on infrastructure concerns and requests for pedestrian access improvements on or near school grounds
*For Traffic enforcement in school zones, please communicate with your School Resource Officer or call the Arlington Police Department non-emergency line at 703-558-2222.

Funding Opportunity:


 $1000 Quick Start Mini Grants

Did you know that your school is eligible for $1000 to fund activities that encourage walking and biking to school? This could include bicycle equipment or incentives for a walking program.  The next round of applications is now open!  PTAs and other adult-led student groups are encouraged to apply.
Apply early for a better chance of receiving a grant.  Find out more information at the Virginia Department of Transportation website: www.virginiadot.org

This page contains links to one or more websites that are outside of the Arlington Public Schools network. APS does not control the content or relevancy of these links.
Last Modified on November 24, 2015