Safe Routes to School - Overview

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  • About Safe Routes to School

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a movement dedicated to making it safer and easier for students to walk and bike to school.

    Local communities do this through a comprehensive approach that incorporates the six E’s of SRTS: education, encouragement, engineering, enforcement, evaluation, and equity.

    To date, more than 17,400 schools and 6.8 million students nationally have benefited from SRTS projects and programs.

    Developing an Action Plan

    In Orange County, OCTA and the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) are leading the SRTS Action Plan that will serve every school and school district with a series of steps to advance more SRTS improvements and activities.

    Funding for this project is provided by Caltrans.

    The SRTS Action Plan will:

    • Support and expand current SRTS work underway by countywide stakeholders
    • Outline specific ways to improve traffic safety and support more walking and bicycling through education, partnerships, programs and infrastructure improvements
    • Establish a countywide program structure that will support SRTS programs in school districts and at schools
    • Define roles and next steps for ongoing and potential stakeholders
    • Identify potential funding sources for specific action items

    For more information about the Safe Routes to School Action Plan, contact: Maria Minaglia at OCHCA: or Sam Sharvini at OCTA:

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