Before starting a Safe Routes to School program, it’s critical to understand how safe and inviting areas around schools are to encourage walking and biking. RideWise will lead walkability and bikeability audits but does require participation from parents, the school, and when possible, members of the municipality (eg. police, DPW, etc). Audits are a great project for student groups, the PTA or community advocates.
Use these easy to follow checklists to help identify opportunities and challenges to any Safe Routes to School program.