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Program Elements

Getting more students to safely walk and bike to school requires a comprehensive approach, known as the 6 Es of Safe Routes to School: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, Evaluation, and Equity. Click on an "E" below to learn more.

Education

A child riding a bike around orange traffic cones

Bike Rodeos, Walk! Bike! Fun!, classroom activities

Encouragement

A group of kids wearing backpacks crossing the street in two perpendicular crosswalks

Walk and Bike to School Days, Walking School Bus

Engineering

A child on a bike and a child on a scooter cross through a crosswalk with painted bumpouts and white flexible delineator posts

Improvements to streets, trails and sidewalks to improve walking and biking conditions

Enforcement

A person wearing a hijab smiling and holding a stop sign

Ticketing or warnings by police, crossing guard programs, student safety patrols

Evaluation

A group of people pointing to a map and discussing its contents

Student or parent surveys, traffic crash data

Equity

A group of children seen from behind walking on a sidewalk

Identifying schools with greatest need, making activities and materials accessible to all