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:
- Ensure equitable access to safe and affordable transportation and mobility options for all kids.
- Create awareness about the academic, physical as well as mental health benefits as a result of biking/walking to school.
- 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.