Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Community Survey
Muskegon Township, Orchard View, and Reeths-Puffer School Districts, with the assistants of Michigan State University, are in the process of developing Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Plans to apply for a federal SRTS grant to make infrastructure improvements to ensure students can safely walk and bike to school. The results of the surveys below will be used in the development of the SRTS Action Plans and in the application for the federal SRTS grant. Please see below for more information on Safe Routes to School (SRTS).
If you would like to participate in this survey, please select the logo for the school district that you reside in. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement and a federal program to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children, including those with disabilities, 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. Safe Routes to School initiatives also helps ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods, and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school. See the Safe Routes Michigan website for further information.
Purpose of Safe Routes to School (SRTS):
- To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and ride bikes to school.
- To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
- To facilitate planning, development, and implementation of projects/activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of school.
Who is involved?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the program and the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) administers the SRTS program. The Michigan Fitness Foundation provides technical assistance to develop local action plans. School principals, assistant principals, parents, students, teachers, local road authorities, and municipal staff, and others are vital in the formation of the action plans, potential grant applications, and implementation.
For more information about this planning process, please reach out to the school or city staff.