Promoting biking and walking as fun, healthy forms of transportation in Philadelphia Elementary Schools.
Last year Safe Routes Philly received a grant from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement pedestrian safety education in schools near high crash intersections. • This year we are prioritizing schools that are within ¼ mile of 9 or more child pedestrians being struck by a driver
Walkability Audits Assesspopular routes around schools noting traffic, infrastructure, and neighborhood safety concerns to help determine the safest routes to school for parents and children.
5 E’s of Safe Routes Philly • Engineering • Education • Encouragement • Enforcement • Evaluation
Engineering An engineer assess routes to help identify infrastructure changes needed to increase safety
Education 45 minute health and safety PE lessons which walk children through different street scenarios
Encouragement • Walking School Bus • Walk and Bike to School Day • Walking and Biking Clubs
Evaluation • Parent Survey • Student Travel Tallies
Enforcement Work with the local police department to help enforce traffic safety in school zones