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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
 

Active Routes to School Region 5* supports several schools in Wake County with ongoing walk and bike to school programs and encourages many more to participate in annual walk and bike to school events. The Region 5 coordinator works with local partners to encourage and support these activities, including Advocates for Health in Action, Bike Smart Grow Smart, and the City of Raleigh’s Safe Routes to School Program.

 
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.
 
Safe Routes To School srtc-Logo-T2B.jpg The Active Routes to School Project is part of North Carolina's Safe Routes to School Program. Safe Routes to School programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. The National Center for Safe Routes to School serves as the federal clearinghouse for information on Safe Routes to School.
 
Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos at Harris Creek Elementary Walk to School Day – October 2014
 
Visit walkbiketoschool.org for more information on International Walk to School Day and National Bike to School Day, and to see which schools have registered to participate. ​
 

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Olive Chapel Elementary
Walk to School Event
Apex, NC - June 2015​

Read all about it!

All five Wake County schools have been chosen and confirmed for the Wake County Model Safe Routes to School Project. Check out this The News & Observer article about it! Lead by the by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, additional partners include: Wake County Public School System, Advocates for Health in Action, NC Capital Area MPO, WakeUP Wake County, Alta Planning + Design, and Active Routes to School Project Region 5

 


 *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
Jennifer Delcourt at jennifer.delcourt@wakegov.com or 919-212-8465.
 
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