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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

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704-336-4700

Safe Routes to School: Partnership Program

Walking, biking, or rolling to school represents a fun opportunity for physical activity built into a child's day. With sedentary behavior contributing to rising childhood obesity levels, Safe Routes to School programming is a convenient way to increase youth physical activity and develop healthy life-long habits. Benefits may include:

  • Healthier Students: Reduced risk of chronic disease, improved physical and mental health
  • Connecting the Community: Walking, biking, or rolling to school provides students additional opportunities for social interactions with peers, as well as increased connections for families and neighbors
  • Cleaner Air: Reduced vehicle emissions near school zones
  • Increased Traffic Safety: Improvements to the school zone built environment (sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.)
  • Better Academic Performance: Being active before school improves focus and concentration, and those that walk, bike, or roll to school in groups have fewer absences and less tardiness


Become a Partner School 

Interested in getting more families in your school community walking, riding, or rolling to school? By becoming a Partner School with the Safe Routes to School Mecklenburg County Partnership Program your school community will have the opportunity to progress through the four levels of our partnership program. The program is designed to recognize and encourage active transportation to school, and Is available to any Mecklenburg County elementary or middle school. Partnership demonstrates a school's commitment to improving opportunities for students to safely walk, bike, or roll  to school.

Partner schools will receive:

  • Support from the SRTS Coordinator, including guided walking assessments, connections to community partners, and event planning assistance.

  • Resources including prizes for students, how-to guides, marketing materials, and more.

  • A partnership decal to proudly display in your school's office! This decal will show the community that your school is committed to supporting students safely walking, biking, and rolling to school.

Get Your Principal and Parents on Board! 

Talk with them to get their support and buy-in; without support from leadership and parents it can be tricky to get a walking/bicycling program off the ground. 

If you have questions about how to have that conversation, contact Michael Eastwood, Safe Routes to School, Parks, and Healthy Food Coordinator, at 980-314-9162 or Michael.Eastwood@mecklenburgcountync.gov



Fill out this the online SRTS Progress Report to become a partner and learn more!

Click here for additional resources.

Partnership Levels 

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information
via email.


704-336-4700