Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program that encourages walking and biking to school for grades K-8 through funding infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and other incentives.
H-GAC is designated by the State of Texas as the region’s MPO for transportation planning and serves Safe Routes to School efforts in the following eight counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties.
SRTS programs within the eight –county region, across the state, and the nation, have improved safety and increased active transportation for students focusing on the 6 E’s of SRTS – Engagement, Equity, Engineering, Encouragement, Education, and Evaluation. The resources below provide information for funding opportunities with the state and tools and resources to create or enhance a program at your school.
Safe Routes to School Funding Opportunities
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) administers SRTS funds for locally sponsored infrastructure projects that facilitate walking and biking to school. Projects may be located anywhere in the state as long as they are within two miles of K-8 schools.
Safe Routes to School Program Resources
Below you will find links to national, state, and local resources for Safe Routes to School planning, resources, event materials, and rationale behind Safe Routes to School as it relates to active transportation and health.
Walking and Biking Resources
Communities through our region are enhancing their pedestrian and bicycle networks. Below are links to local programs and initiatives aimed at making our region more walkable and bikeable, including local mapping programs.