Safe Routes to School

Triangle J Council of Governments' Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program serves K-8 schools in its seven county region. The seven counties are Wake, Orange, Durham, Lee, Chatham, Moore and Johnston.  The key program goals are: 

  1.    Ensure equitable access to safe and affordable transportation and mobility options for all kids.
  2.    Create awareness about the academic, physical as well as mental health benefits as a result of biking/walking to school.
  3.    Facilitate projects and activities, in collaboration with policy organizations and community partners, to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and safety hazards near schools.

This program is funded by a three year grant (FY19-22) from NC Department of Transportation's Non-Infrastructure Transportation Alternatives Program.

 

Contact: 

Shuchi Gupta

Program Coordinator, Energy and Environment

sgupta@tjcog.org
919-558-2715

For more information about Safe Routes to School and program activities, please visit NC Vision Zero's SRTS page.