Active Routes to School
is a North Carolina Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project supported by a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and North Carolina Division of Public Health. The goal of the project is to increase the number of North Carolinians who meet the daily levels of physical activity recommended by the CDC
. To achieve this, Active Routes to School seeks to increase the number of elementary and middle school students who safely walk and bike to school.
View the Active Routes to School Toolkit
Each Active Routes to School regional coordinator works with health departments and other community partners to: increase awareness of Safe Routes to School programs and activities; encourage participation in International Walk to School Day and National Bike to School Day; build ongoing walk and bike to school programs; offer trainings on Safe Routes to School; increase local policy support for Safe Routes to School; and increase the number of safety features around schools. Coordinators also identify opportunities for shared use
of school facilities and Complete Streets
policies to help increase access to opportunities for physical activity.
*Active Routes to School Region 5 includes: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham,
Durham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham and Wake counties.
For more information about Active Routes to School Region 5, contact
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