The NJ Department of Transportation and the NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center are pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Recognition Program! These winners are recognized for their commitment and support of the Safe Routes to School program by enabling and encouraging children to walk and bike to school.

This year, there were 160 winners in all — 141 winners for the school recognition program, and 19 for the municipality recognition program. These numbers represent an increase over last year, when 129 schools were awarded for their accomplishments. We are particularly excited by the increase in higher-level winners from 2015 to 2016; the silver-level awards increased from 15 to 20, and the gold-level awards more than quadrupled, from 4 to 17.

Oak Ridge Heights Elementary School in Woodbridge was awarded Silver SRTS Recognition at Keep Middlesex Moving's Annual Meeting

Oak Ridge Heights Elementary School in Woodbridge was awarded Silver SRTS Recognition at Keep Middlesex Moving’s Annual Meeting

SRTS Regional Coordinators from Transportation Management Associations across New Jersey will be honoring and awarding NJ Safe Routes to School Recognition Program winners either at their annual awards meetings or at a special ceremony. Contact your SRTS Regional Coordinator  to find out more and to get a head start on applying for recognition next year!

Check out our website for a list of all of our 2016 winners! Congratulations and thank you to all of our municipalities and schools for making walking and bicycling to school a priority!