Safe Routes to School programs find support from many different partners. Creative solutions to keeping your efforts moving forward can come from a variety of sources. Building strong relationships with key community partners and leaders and institutionalizing your work into community and school policies and processes is key to sustaining increases in bicycling and walking.
Although not focused exclusively on the active travel needs of students, many advocates, and non-profit organizations work for more walkable and bikeable communities or Complete Streets. For more information on these programs, visit the sites below:
Visit these websites for more information on how to seek funding, pass policies and processes, and build support for a sustained program.
- The National Center for SRTS’ interview with Wendi Kallins, founder of the Marin County SRTS program, on creating sustainable programs
Pass Policies that Support SRTS
- Sample Policies: SRTS Program, California School Boards Association
- Archived Webinar: School Bicycle and Walking Policies, National Center for SRTS
- School Wellness Policies, SRTS National Partnership
- School Bicycling and Walking Policies, Addressing Policies that Hinder and Implementing Policies that Help, SRTS National Partnership
- Complete Streets Policies, National Complete Streets Coalition
- Let’s Move Cities & Towns
- Action Strategies Toolkit [PDF]: Provides policy options and the latest research to support active living, including active transportation, Leadership for Healthy Communities
- Using Local Land Use Laws to Facilitate Physical Activity [PDF], Bridging the Gap
Integrate SRTS into the Classroom
By creating strong partnerships with and motivating school staff, you can help institutionalize pedestrian and bicycle education and encouragement into their ongoing curriculum. Visit our Educate Children and Parents Page for ideas!
Find Additional Funding
- Visit our Find Funding page for ideas (hyperlink to Find Funding page)
- Ideas for Finding Sustainable Funding, Bicyclinginfo.org and Walkinginfo.org
TARC is funded by Caltrans through a statewide SRTS Non-Infrastructure project to provide technical assistance, training, and support to SRTS non-infrastructure programs.