Safe Routes to School
Brisk walking and bicycling helps kids get needed physical activity and has been shown to improve school performance. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program promotes walking and biking to school through education and encouragement activities. It also addresses safety concerns by coordinating with law enforcement and public works agencies, educating students and the community, and exploring ways to create safer routes to school.
Health Action believes that a healthy community is one where children can safely walk or ride their bike to school. In collaboration with Healthy By Design, Health Action formed a Countywide SRTS Workgroup to engage in comprehensive program planning and sustainable fund development for a countywide SRTS program.
For inquiries about the Countywide SRTS Workgroup, please contact:
Sonoma County Department of Health Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or (707)565-6684
If you would like to learn about current SRTS activities around the county or start a SRTS program at your school, please visit the Sonoma County Safe Routes to School website.