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What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is a nationwide movement to make it safer for children to walk and bicycle to school.  SR2S promotes walking and bicycling to school through targeted education, encouragement, enforcement, and engineering projects. SR2S programs are alive and active in Humboldt County.

SR2S tools help solve infrastructure and safety barriers that keep kids from walking and biking to school. SR2S programs create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk, bike, roll, and bus to and from school.

People active in the SR2S movement include kids, school teachers and staff, parents, neighbors, city planners, engineers, law enforcement, crossing guards, bus drivers, and bicyclists, as well as local, state, and national governments.

Some Safe Routes to School benefits include reduced traffic, reduced emmissions, improved health, improved grades, improved community relations, and helps promote and active lifestyle and livable community for everyone!

SR2S Regional Task Force

The Humboldt County SR2S Task Force focuses on SR2S efforts throughout the County. They work closely with schools throughout the County in needs assessments and grant applications.  The Task Force is made up of RCAA, Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, HCAOG, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, BikesThere, Humboldt County Public Works, the City of Arcata, and teachers, principals, and parents.