Safe Routes Scoop

Get on the Walking Bus

The benefits of walking to school seem abundantly clear. Walking improves health and fitness. Students who walk or bike to school exhibit better behavior and focus in class. With more kids walking or biking, there will be fewer cars, less traffic congestion and better air... More Details


to the third issue of New Jersey's Safe Routes Scoop, a newsletter for everyone interested in news, ideas and examples of Safe Routes to School projects going on around New Jersey and across the nation. More Details

SRTS Grant Funding Now Available

On January 25, 2008, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced solicitation of applications for the second round of grants... More Details

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Speeding through residential neighborhoods is one of the most frequent complaints issued to police departments. It can also be one of the greatest barries to surmount when parents consider whether to allow their children to walk or bike to school. More Details

Traffic Safety Officers Go to School

While local engineers and school officials are often seen as the key players in implementing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs, another vital resource can be found in your local police department.

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Resource Spotlight
Walking School Buses

The Walking School Bus is a great way to get kids to school safely using their own energy instead of fossil fuels. This means it's good for children's health and good for the environment, too.

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Safe Routes Scoop

Issue 3, March 2008
A Project of the NJ Department of Transportation Funded by the Federal Highway Administration Produced at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University

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