l3Safe Routes to School
Loudoun County Public Schools
Thank you to all of those who participated in Bike to School Day!
It's not too early to start thinking about Fall Mini- Grants!
Here are the dates for the Safe Routes to School $1000 mini grants.
Learn more about our Zone in, Not Out resources!
Thank you for making Walk to School Day a great success!
What is SRTS?
Safe Routes to School is a program that promotes and encourages walking and biking to school safely. The program is sustained
by local, state, and federal governments, and is successful through the efforts
of parents, schools, and community members
LCPS has two SRTS coordinators that work with
schools, parents, teachers, students, PTA’s and other related organizations to
promote walking and biking to school, bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Contact Valerie Mulhern Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org and Janice Jennings Janice.Jennings@lcps.org
SRTS FOCUS- The 5 E's
Evaluation – Monitoring and documenting dataEngineering – Creating physical improvements to the infrastructure surrounding schools
Education – Teaching children about the importance and benefits of safe biking and walking
Encouragement – Using events and activities to promote walking and bicycling and to generate enthusiasm for the program with students, parents, staff and surrounding community.
Enforcement – Partnering with local law enforcement toensure that traffic laws are obeyed in the vicinity of schools
Why have SRTS in our school?
Walking and biking to school not only
decreases congestion and traffic around schools, it has proven to increase
brain functioning and productivity among students, while decreasing obesity
rates. Some of the events SRTS sponsors
are Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day, and Crossing Guard Appreciation. SRTS also supports the practice of regular walking school buses, bike rodeo's, and walk to school day events.
Walking one mile to and from school each day is two-thirds of the recommended sixty minutes of physical activity a day. Children who walk to school have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day!
Let’s get started!
If your is school interested in SRTS program or
activities please email Janice or Valerie for more information.
SRTS has a variety
resources online to help get programs started..
national website- www.saferoutesinfo.org
Virginia website- www.virginiadot.org/saferoutes
and Bike to school website- www.walkbiketoschool.org
Check out the
mini grant options for your school- win $1000 grants to help fund a school event