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Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children of all abilities, to bicycle and walk to school. When routes are safe, walking or biking to and from school is an easy way to get the regular physical activity children need for good health. SRTS uses a variety of education, encouragement, engineering, evaluation and equity strategies to help make routes safer for children to walk and bicycle to school and encouragement strategies to entice more children to walk and bike. Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods, and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school.

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Kids riding bike

School children cross the road

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NKFM received SRTS mini-grant funding through the Michigan Fitness Foundation to develop and implement a safety education campaign, promote walk and bike to school days, and organize a walk and roll challenge amongst the seven participating schools. Incentives will be given to students that participate in program activities.

To learn more about Safe Routes to Schools in Michigan, visit the Safe Routes to School website: