About Safe Routes to School
The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida (HPCNEF) is excited to continue the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in our 7-county region of northeast Florida starting July 2017. This a growing transportation justice movement motivating students, parents, schools, and communities throughout the United States.
Our goals are to increase public health, improve quality of life, lower air pollution, and eliminate safety barriers to increase the number of children walking and bicycling to school. Over 4-decades, school children are living less active lifestyles, childhood obesity has more than tripled, and childhood asthma prevalence is at an all time high. Safe Routes to School is a bucket-brigade– by engaging the next generation in active transportation, these children are gaining a wealth of healthy behaviors and habits to shape the generous years ahead of them and shape the generations after them.
Contact Valerie Feinberg at Valerie_Feinberg@hpcnef.org with any questions.
Check back often for SRTS events in northeast Florida…
Schools We Have Worked With
- Duval County School District: Livingston Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Eugene J. Butler Middle, Jean Ribault Middle, Julia Landon Leadership Academy
Interested in bringing this program to your school? Contact us!
For more information about:
- SRTS in northeast Florida, contact Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator Valerie Feinberg.
- Florida Safe Routes to School Program, visit www.FloridaSRTS.com
- DOT Florida Safe Routes to School, visit www.srtsfl.org/
- Safe Routes to School National Partnership, visit www.saferoutespartnership.org/
- National Walk-Bike to School, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org
- Safe Kids Worldwide, visit www.safekids.org/walkingsafelytips
- Walkable Institute, visit http://www.walklive.org/