Safe Routes to School Program

Safe Routes to Schools is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The program was created by Section 1404 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Act (SAFETEA-LU). SRTS Programs are administered by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs).
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The program provides funds to substantially improve the ability of students in grades kindergarten through 8 to walk and bicycle to school safely. The purposes of the program are:
  • To enable and encourage children, 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
  • 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
The program establishes 2 distinct types of funding opportunities: infrastructure projects (engineering improvements) and non-infrastructure related activities (such as education, enforcement and encouragement programs).

For additional information about Safe Routes to School programs, visit the FHWA website.

The City of Falls Church is committed to the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Documents linked throughout the city's website will be made available in alternate format upon request. Call 703-248-5040 (TTY 711).