SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
Safe Routes to School programs operate throughout the country, including here in Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. The purpose of this program is to substantially improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bike to school. The best thing about Safe Routes to School programs is they improve conditions for everyone. The three main goals of the program are:
To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school.
To make biking and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation choice, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
To aid the planning and building of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution nearby primary and middle schools.
The City will focus on two main ways to enhance safety:
Physical Aspects: improve sidewalks, crosswalks, and lighting along designated safe routes.
Education: Promote safety, enforce traffic rules, and encourage students to participate in the program.
Below are a list of schools in the Red Line corridor that are a part of the Safe Routes to Schools Program:
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School
Beechfield Elementary/Middle School
Bentalou Elementary School
Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
James McHenry Elementary School
Lockerman Bundy Elementary School
Lyndhurst Elementary School
Matthew Henson Elementary School
Patterson Park Charter School
Samuel FB Morse Elementary School
Steuart Hill Academy
William Paca Elementary/Middle School
William Pinderhuges Elementary School
Wolfe Street Academy
To learn more about the Safe Routes to School program, please visit Saferoutesinfo.org
If you or someone in your community is interested in startinga Safe Routes to School program for a school near you, please visit Safe Routes' "Getting Started" page.