SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
In 2013, Safe Routes to School reached approximately 14,000 students in 36 schools and 2,000 adults, and provided bike helmets to over 900 students and parents.
From training wheels to graduation
We believe in cultivating good bicycling habits with young riders. Education leads to a lifetime of enjoying the benefits of cycling. Bike Fort Collins works with the City, and has joined thousands of communities nationwide in presenting Safe Routes to School (SRTS) activities. SRTS help kids find smart ways to bike or walk to school. Our whole community benefits from reduced traffic, better air quality, and healthier lifestyles. Perhaps best of all, children arrive at school energized and ready to learn.
Classes offered through SRTS, improvements to sidewalks and bike lands, and enforcement of school zone speed limits make walking and bicycling a practical and enjoyable choice for K-8 students and parents.
Four ways to Support SRTS:
- Become a SRTS instructor and share your own enthusiasm for biking and walking.
- Use your power as a citizen to advocate for more, and safer, walking and biking programs, bike lanes, and multi-use trails. Speak up at you neighborhood school and at City Council.
- Host a family Bike Rodeo at your school. Our Bike Rodeo courses can be set up in a parking lot or similar space to teach bike safety skills.
- Organize “Bike Trains” and “Walking School Buses” for the children in your neighborhood or at your school.