North Carolina Safe Routes to School program
, the N.C. Department of Transportation works to make walking and riding a bicycle to school a safe and more appealing options for all children.
The statewide, national and international program involves facilitating the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities to improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution near schools.
Several direct initiatives are a result from the program:
Active Routes to School, which encourages students to be more active on their way to school and while they are at school
Let's Go NC! Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Curriculum, a comprehensive tool designed to help teach and encourage safe and healthy pedestrian and bicycle behaviors in children
- Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Transportation Alternatives Program, a cost reimbursement program for non-infrastructure programs and activities to local governments, regional planning orgranizations, schools and other local or regional entities
- Bike-to-School Day and Walk-to-School Day (typically held in May and October respectively) encourage students to be physically active all year long and enjoy time with friends and family on the way to school