The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students in grades K-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school. Projects can be either engineering (improved crossings, sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering (education and encouragement programs).
|In October 2021, the Akron Safe Routes Team brightened the sidewalks around Buchtel Middle, Findley CLC, Firestone Park and Forest Hill CLC using chalk. The team members painted activity stations, yoga poses, hopscotch, and wayfinding animal prints on the sidewalks. The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students to walk or ride their bicycles to school. This initiative and others are outlined in the Akron School Travel Plan and photos of the "art" can be seen below.|
Ohio Department of Transportation SRTS
Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study