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Safe Routes To School

two pictures: pedestrians in crosswalk and crossing guard in crosswalkThe Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) is funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Federal Aid Program and is being administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

The objectives of the SRTS Program are:

  • To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;

  • To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and

  • To facilitate the development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of New Jersey’s primary and middle schools (Grades K-8).

pedestrians crossing the streetProjects must be located within two miles of a school that serves students in grades K-8. Infrastructure projects may include the installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, multi-use paths, traffic calming measures, and other means to ensure the ease and safety of children walking or biking to school.

Any municipality, school district, or county is eligible to apply for funding after a solicitation is announced. Non-profit organizations are not eligible as direct grant recipients for the solicitation. However, non-profit organizations may partner with a local public agency that will assume responsibility and administration for the grant.

Additional information on the SRTS Program is available here.

For questions regarding this program, please contact either:

Eve Chamberlain
Project Manager
973-639-8421
[email protected]
 
Sascha Frimpong
Manager, Local Program
973-639-8422
[email protected]