SITUATION: Florida Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a statewide program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The program’s goal is to make walking or biking to school safer for children. Florida SRTS funds projects that address unsafe or lack of infrastructure as well as education programs that promote walking and bicycling for children, parents, and the community.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: HPCNEF implemented SRTS to train children how to be competent and safe pedestrians and bicyclists through lifelong safety skills. Improving pedestrian and bike safety was accomplished through a combination of infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects and programs. Training efforts centered around the “5 Es”: Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, and Evaluation.
IMPACT: During the four-year program, we reached 92 public schools (about 21.3% of all schools in our area) and taught over 30,000 students about safe walking and biking practices.
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Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, and Volusia counties