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Getting To/From School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and healthy opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school. The program encourages children to walk and bicycle to school, helping to reverse an alarming decrease in students' physical activity and an associated increase in childhood obesity. By getting more children to walk and bicycle to school, communities are also reducing fuel consumption, alleviating traffic congestion, and improving air quality. SRTS programs are built on collaborative partnerships among many stakeholders, including educators, parents, students, elected officials, engineers, city planners, business and community leaders, health officials, and bicycle and pedestrian advocates. Learn more about SRTS

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers helpful videos that provide youth with information on bicycle safety (YouTube), including important information to know before getting on a bicycle and basic bicycle riding skills.​