Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a program that is aimed at getting more children to safely walk or bike to school regularly. SRTS is a national and international movement. In the United States, funding for Safe Routes to School activities has been made available by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005 by providing federal highways funds to State Department's of Transportation.
KDOT Safe Routes to School Program
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) developed a two phase approach to award funding. Phase I includes creation of SRTS plans. Phase II provides funding for implementation of SRTS plans.
WAMPO SRTS Executive Summary
WAMPO SRTS Plan
In coordination with Safe Kids Wichita Area Coalition, WAMPO completed a regional SRTS plan. The plan includes strategies to provide safe environments for children to walk or bike to school.
See links below for more information and examples on SRTS programs:
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Federal Highway Administration