Safe Routes to School

School CrossingSafe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federal, state and local effort designed to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.
 
Watch the La Mesa Walk-n-Roll video to learn more.

Safe Routes to School Programs are based on the following principles:
5 E's
Information

Education:

Provides students, parents, school staff, and the community with important skills and information to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists.

Encouragement:

Through local Safe Routes champions who promote, encourage, and coordinate Walk-n-Roll activities such as Walk and Bike to School events and contests.

Enforcement:

Increases awareness and reduces the frequency of traffic safety problems through extra patrols, education, and the I Drive 25 campaign.

Engineering

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Focuses on solutions for improvements near schools such as reducing speeds and installing move visible crosswalks.

Evaluation:

Measures progress with surveys and student tallies throughout the project.

How Can You Help?


For more information, please call 619.667.1319 or email SRTS@ci.la-mesa.ca.us.