NJ Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinators:
Safe Routes to School Coordinators throughout NJ offer free technical assistance to your school and community to encourage children to walk and bike to school, where it is safe. Servicing all 21 counties in NJ find out how they can help and who to contact.
Walk Audits: Making your Community Walkable:
Our walk audit video helps communities identify barriers and improvements to
make walking safer.
How to do a Bike Audit in your Community:
Bike audits identify conditions and solutions to make it safer for all levels and abilities to bike in your
Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day in your Community:
Celebrate walk and bike to school in New Jersey! Find out how to get started!
Things parents say…when you ask why they won’t let their kids walk to school
“I’d never let my child walk to school. It’s too far.” Compiled from survey responses and conversations with parents at meetings and informal discussions, the video conveys common answers when parents are asked why they do not let their children walk and bike to school as parental attitudes seem the principal factors in determining whether a child walks and bikes to school. These comments are followed by what children say they like about walking and biking to school.
As the video reports, nearly 50% of American kids walked to school in 1969 and today that figure is 13%. Parents dropping their kids at school account for 25% of morning traffic. The number of children who are overweight or obese has tripled in the last 25 years. And studies have shown that children who are physically active have improved mood and concentration, a stronger self-image, and more self-confidence. Sounds like great reasons to walk and bike to school with your children!!
To check out the long version of our SRTS video, click here!!