The City of Austin’s Safe Routes to School Program educates students on pedestrian and bicycle safety and provides crossing guards at crucial intersections. The program aims to tackle barriers that prevent students from walking and biking to school. Our goal is to empower the community by making walking and biking to school safe, convenient and fun for students and families!
The City of Austin Public Works Department supports this effort by employing 230 crossing guards and crossing guard supervisors, stationed at 90 elementary schools in 7 school districts! Our talented Safety Trainer Team visits schools annually to instruct children on how to safely cross the street, ride a bike, or take the bus to school. This free training is available to all local elementary schools in English and Spanish.