Safe Routes to School
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Safe Routes to School (SRTS) encourages communities to create opportunities for children to increase their daily physical activity by safely walking and biking to, from or at school!
Mecklenburg County is home to robust Safe Routes to School movements at the local level, with many schools holding regular walking and bicycling events. Our updated SRTS Mecklenburg County Partnership Program provides activities and resources focused on helping students, parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and the community increase the number of children walking or rolling to and from school. We work with partner schools to improve walking and bicycling conditions around schools, all while building healthy habits, safety skills and FUN!
Safe Routes to School initiatives use the Five E's in guiding programming:
1. Education2. Encouragement3. Enforcement4. Engineering5. Evaluation
To learn more about the Five E's and national Safe Routes to School programming, click here.
To learn more about becoming a Safe Routes to School partner,
For additional information, visit our Resources page or contact our Safe Routes to School Coordinator Laura Thomason at Laura.Thomason@MeckNC.gov.
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