Safe Routes to School
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), in coordination with the County of Loudoun, participates in the federally-funded Virginia Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The federal SRTS program was established to enable and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school, promote a healthier and more active lifestyle from an early age, and facilitate the implementation of projects that will not only improve safety but also reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution near schools.
In 2014 and 2015, LCPS received SRTS funding of $1,035,747, including the local twenty percent (20%) match, for the improvement of sidewalks and trails for student- and parent-use within select school walk zones.
Through this program, improvements have been made within the walk zones of Mill Run Elementary School, Broad Run High School, and Stone Bridge High School. LCPS staff is presently evaluating potential pedestrian improvements at additional schools. Current funding resources of approximately $685,000, including the local twenty percent (20%) match, are available.
SRTS funding applications are accepted every two years with the next opportunity in the summer of 2021.
Should you have questions about Loudoun County Public Schools involvment in the SRTS program, please contact the Division of Planning Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-252-1050.
Countryside Elementary School Pedestrian Access Project