The Solano County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program is a multifaceted effort to increase the number of students who walk, bike, rideshare, or take transit to and from school. The benefits from increased use of these travel modes are myriad: it can improve air quality, reduce congestion around schools, reduce health risks associated with childhood obesity, improve safety around schools, teach students safety skills, improve students’ focus in the classroom, and foster a closer sense of community among participants.
STA completed and adopted an SR2S Plan in 2008. The 2013 Plan is an update to that plan and refocuses the goals of the program while providing new and expanded material for prioritizing future program investments. This plan was formed over multiple rounds of input with stakeholders at the countywide and individual jurisdiction/school district levels.
The 2013 Plan Update includes evaluation of progress on the goals and objectives of the STA 2008 SR2S plan, school site walk audit evaluations for seventeen schools around the county, an introduction to new program materials (including new suggested route to school maps and route planning tools), and data results collected from both student and parent travel surveys.
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