The Safe Routes to School Working Group will meet five times throughout the course of the project to provide input, share different perspectives, and lend expertise and knowledge critical to developing a successful action plan. Your participation is a key investment in the future of Safe Routes to School countywide.
RSVP by August 16.
About the Project
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) are leading this Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Plan process that will set the course to serve every school and school district in Orange County with SRTS improvements and activities.
The SRTS action plan will:
- Support and expand current SRTS work underway by countywide stakeholders
- Outline specific ways to improve traffic safety and support more walking and bicycling, such as prioritizing targeted infrastructure improvements, providing transportation safety education, creating enforcement partnerships, and implementing encouragement programs that will benefit families throughout the County.
- Establish a countywide program structure that will support SRTS programs in school districts and at schools.
- Define roles and next steps for ongoing and potential stakeholders.
- Identify potential funding sources for specific action items.
The result will be a clear path forward to create and deepen Safe Routes to School efforts in Orange County.
About Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School is a movement that aims to make it safer and easier for students to walk and bike to school. Local communities do this through a comprehensive approach that incorporates the 6 E’s of Safe Routes to School: education, encouragement, engineering, enforcement, evaluation, and equity. To date, more than 17,400 schools and 6.8 million students nationally have benefited from Safe Routes to School projects and programs.
For more information about Safe Routes to School, visit saferoutespartnership.org/safe-routes-school
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