Safe Routes to School Tucson (SRTS) provides support to local K-8 schools so that walking and biking to (and from) school can be an easy, safe, and enjoyable way to get around for children and their families.
Increased walking and biking also has added benefits like:
- reducing traffic congestion and pollution around schools.
- improving safety in school zones.
- providing families and friends an opportunity to share time with each other and build connections in their community.
- developing healthy habits in youth.
As a program of Living Streets Alliance, we believe that all children deserve to have safe streets to walk, bike, and play.
SRTS Tucson provides resources and events for schools throughout the region, including offering:
- Educational “Riders & Walkers Presentations” for 3rd grade students across Pima County. These interactive, multi-media presentations introduce basic walking and biking safety skills.
- Free Mobile Bike Repair Clinics to teach hands-on bicycle maintenance and repairs. These clinics can be hosted at schools and community centers.
- Consultation and coordination on various activities like school travel planning, walking school bus coordination, and after-school bike clubs. Check out the Resources page for ideas.
School specific activities are organized for targeted schools throughout the school year, and public walk/bike events are available to ALL elementary and middle school children in the region.
Currently, there are two focus schools – Los Amigos Technology Academy and Pueblo Gardens PreK-8 – which receive focused and comprehensive Safe Routes to School Tucson support.