Safe Routes to School

WILMAPCO Safe Routes to School Program

The Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) creates safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools.  SRTS programs aim to make bicycling and walking a more appealing transportation choice thus encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.  The program can play a critical role in reversing the alarming nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity.

 

WILMAPCO works with DelDOT and others to develop several SRTS programs including most recently, Claymont, Downes, and Elbert-Palmer Elementary Schools.  Our work at Elbert-Palmer was even recognized by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership as a top practice nationally.  Learn more.

 

WILMAPCO offers free assistance in developing SRTS Programs.  We can help you get started and guide you through the process.  Highlights of our SRTS programs have included a district-wide Walk to School Week, including pedestrian safety events at three schools and a Park and Walk event at Mount Pleasant Elementary School.  Other highlights have included bike rodeos, pedestrian safety assemblies, art contests, and much more.

 

To learn how we can help your K-8 school get started, contact Randi Novakoff at (302) 737-6205 ext. 111, or email rnovakoff@wilmapco.orgDownload flyer.

 

Additional Resources

Wilmington Area Planning Council

850 Library Avenue, Suite 100

Newark, Delaware 19711

Phone: (302) 737-6205

Toll Free From Cecil Co: (888) 808-7088

Fax: (302) 737-9584