Neighborhood near Arrowhead Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ

Neighbors include residences and businesses near the school. The success of a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program can be influenced by neighbors who can either play an active role in making it safer for children to walk and bicycle to school or resist these efforts. While some neighbors have children who attend the school, many do not. Addressing their needs and concerns and involving them in the safe routes to school process will increase the odds that they will be supportive.