Safe Routes to School

NJ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a statewide initiative to enable and encourage students to safely walk and bicycle to school. The program is designed to educate students in grades K-8, with the goal of increasing the number of students walking and bicycling to school. All lessons meet NJ Core Curriculum standards.

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Safe Routes
To School

For more information about Safe Routes to School contact
Ryan Fisher
(908) 788-5553

Grant Assistance

Funding for federal Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant projects is administered by the NJ Department of Transportation Office of Local Aid.
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Infrastructure projects include the planning, design, and construction or installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming, and bicycle facilities. County and municipal governments, school districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply to the program.

The federal-aid provides federal-aid highway funds to State Departments of Transportation. The main objectives of the program are:

  • to enable and encourage children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
  • to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and,
  • to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.