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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.

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Safe Routes to School
980-314-9162

​Become a Partner

 

WBTS.jpgSafe Routes to School

Mecklenburg County Partnership Program


The walk to school represents a fun opportunity for physical activity built into the child’s day. With sedentary behavior contributing to rising childhood obesity levels, SRTS programming is a convenient way to increase youth physical activity and develop life-long habits. Other benefits of SRTS programming may include:

  • Improved academic performance
  • Reduced vehicle emissions near school zones
  • Improvements to the school zone built environment (sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.)

 

How to Become a Partner School 

 

Are you wondering how to get your school involved in this fun movement? Become an official partner of the SRTS Mecklenburg County Partnership Program! By joining our program you’ll have the opportunity to self-pace through four partnership levels. The program is designed to recognize and encourage active transportation to schools. Any Mecklenburg County elementary or middle school is eligible to participate. Partnership demonstrates a school's commitment to improving opportunities for students to safely walk and bike to school. Partner schools will receive:

 

  1. Support from the SRTS Coordinator, including guided walking assessments, connections to community partners, and event planning assistance.
  2. Resources including prizes for students, how-to guides, marketing materials, and more.
  3. 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 and rolling to school.

 

Get your Principal & 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. Have questions about how to have that conversation, we can help. Contact our Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Laura Thomason


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

 

Click here for additional resources. 

Partnership Levels June 2019 FINAL.pdf

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

Safe Routes to School
980-314-9162