SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national initiative dedicated to improving conditions around schools so that more children can safely walk and bike to school. SRTS programs promote safety and lifestyle choices that lead to healthier bodies and a healthier earth. Federal and state SRTS programs support local SRTS programs with training, technical assistance, and grants.
In Simsbury, Safe Routes to School programs at Tootin’ Hills, Latimer Lane, and Squadron Line Elementary Schools host educational programs and school-wide events to promote bike and pedestrian safety for students in grades K-6. The SRTS programs’ most popular events are walk/bike-to-school-day celebrations of National Walk to School Day in October and National Bike to School Day in May. These events provide valuable opportunities for students to learn and apply bike and pedestrian safety skills in Simsbury neighborhoods. They also demonstrate that walking and biking to school are fun!
Simsbury’s SRTS programs would like to remind drivers to “Drive with Care” while students are traveling to and from school.
To learn more about the Safe Routes to School initiative, see: