Safe Routes to School

Wisconsin Safe Routes to School logoInformation on the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) website applies only to projects awarded during or before calendar year 2013. See the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) webpage for current information.

Safe Routes to School programs encourage children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school by creating safer walking and biking routes. These programs were initially funded through the revised federal transportation act, SAFETEA-LU, which was signed into law on August 10, 2​005. This legislation provided funding to state departments of transportation to create and administer SRTS programs. SRTS programs improve walking and biking travel options, promote healthier lifestyles in children at an early age, and decrease auto-related emissions near schools.


2013 funded projects

2010-11 funded projects

2008 funded projects

2007 funded projects


The National Center for Safe Routes to School has developed a tool allowing communities to enter data on-line using the “Data Tools” program.

Or, communities can send completed forms to the National Center’s Centralized Data Entry Program. Forms must be submitted along with appropriate cover sheets to the address specified on the cover sheet instructions form. The cover sheets are necessary for they provide information that allows the National Center to properly store data from the survey forms in their on-line database and local programs to access that data.


Survey forms

Note: The student and parent surveys have been revised for use with this new system. For those using old forms, the spreadsheets below should be used to compile and view survey results.


Merrill Mechler-Hickson
(608) 261-8977

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