Municipalities and schools (public, private, or charter) will be recognized for their commitment and support of the Safe Routes to School program. Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinators can assist with nominations or municipalities and schools can self-nominate themselves. Recipients will be presented with a certificate or award depending on the level of recognition as well as listing and promotion on the NJ SRTS website and possibly other local media facilitated by Regional Coordinators.
A one-page SRTS Recognition Levels Flyer (PDF) about the SRTS Recognition Program can be handed out to schools and municipalities interested in applying. Before you apply online, make sure you have the Information needed for Online Nomination (PDF). Also, take a look at our FAQs for SRTS Recognition Program (PDF) for more information on the Recognition Level Program.
|Get Started!: Get your SRTS program established.||
|Build Momentum!: Start annual traditions and build SRTS awareness.|
|Achieve Sustainability!: Help your municipality go green, save money, and sustain quality of life by earning health and wellness points toward Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.||
|Keep it Going!: Make the SRTS program part of your school identity.||
Earning points for the NJ Safe Routes to School Recognition Program also earns points toward certification for Sustainable Jersey for Schools!
- A School Travel Plan for walking and bicycling toward Silver level SRTS Recognition can earn 10 points for the school toward a School Safety action.
- Four SRTS events toward Silver level SRTS recognition can earn 10 points for the school if they implement two bike/pedestrian safety events and one active transport best practice (e.g. bike parking, remote drop off/pick up) or infrastructure improvement (e.g. install sidewalks, strip crosswalks).
- Adopting a supportive walking/bicycling to school policy toward Gold level SRTS Recognition earns 10 points for the school district toward the Student Safety action.
Not a school or municipality? Become a friend of the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Program by completing a Friends of the Program enrollment form and agreeing to support, promote, and encourage SRTS programs.