School Travel Plans
SRTS School Travel Plans maps out how to improve pedestrian and bicycle travel to and from school. This helps increase the number of students who walk and bike to school by improving student safety. Somerset County School Travel Plans identify the following:
- Where students currently walk and bike
- Where students would walk and bike if they could
- What changes are needed so that students can and will walk and bike to school
The School Travel Plan will identify short term solutions for immediate action and implementation as well as long term ones that require further planning.
School Travel Plans are often mandatory elements for grant applications in Somerset County, which provide funding for infrastructure improvements in school zones. Click here to view the New Jersey SRTS Travel Plan Guide.
School Travel Tallies
To help measure the effectiveness of a Safe Routes to School program, schools can collect data in the form of a School Travel Tally. School Travel Tallies look at how students travel to and from school. These can pinpoint areas of improvement in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure around school zones. School Travel Tallies are often mandatory in applying for grants to fund improvements.
You can complete a school travel tally in just two or three minutes. To see how quick and easy the process can be, watch our Student Travel Tally training video, created with the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.