Welcome to the Safe Routes to School Online Guide.

This guide is a comprehensive online reference manual designed to support the development of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. It provides links to other SRTS publications and training resources. Readers of the online guide can pick and choose specific topics based on their interests and needs, such as guidelines for adult school crossing guards, tools to create school route maps, and ways to include children with disabilities in SRTS initiatives.

One of the basic tenets of pedestrian and bicycle safety is that to be effective, safety programs must be comprehensive – involving engineering, education, enforcement and evaluation. The online guide supports that premise by providing “one-stop shopping” on all aspects of SRTS. Plus it adds additional elements that apply to school programs, such as motivating students to walk and bicycle to school – or “encouragement”.

This online guide contains several chapters. Each chapter is subdivided into sections. The sections within each chapter are easily identified with sub-links. Simply click on each sub-link within a chapter and you will enter a particular section.

To learn more about SRTS programs, select a link from the navigation bar on the left.

Guide last updated November 2013.