Improving bicycling and walking routes to and from your child’s school
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federal program designed to make it safe, easy and convenient for children and adults to walk and bicycle to school. By leading our chapter of Florida SRTS, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is encouraging children and parents to walk or bicycle to school, map safe routes for travel, identify solutions to current traffic concerns and increase enforcement of traffic laws.
Watch the impact Safe Routes for School is making
Across 15 counties, our Safe Routes to School team is helping parents, children, educators, and administrators improve bicycling and walking routes to and from your school.
Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood
- Pedestrian and bike safety curriculum educates children about walking and biking safely, while encouraging them to walk or bike often.
- Our team helps organize walking school buses where parents and volunteers escort a group of children on a route walking to and from school.
- Bike rodeos provide a fun and safe environment to practice bicycle skills, so that children can ride with confidence and experience while learning about the laws of the road. These traffic safety skills courses are held at schools or community events.
- Our SRTS team can assist in special community events for pedestrian/bicycle safety. We can either provide helmets or properly fit helmets as well as conduct bicycle rodeos and offer fun, interactive learning games.
- SRTS staff helps to support fun and safe walking through support of International Walk to School Day and National Bike to School Day. These annual events encourage students, teachers and parents to get out of the car and walk to school.
Contact the Safe Routes to School Community Educator for your county:
Rachelle Webb Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk
Jodi Walborn Collier, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and Lee
Lisa Indovino Hardee, Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota