The Safe Routes to School Program works to make it easier and safer for young students to walk and bike to and home from school. We aim to help more elementary and middle school students choose human power to get to school.

The Safe Routes program:

  • Provides and trains crossing guards
  • Teaches students to walk and bicycle more safely
  • Partners with the community to learn how we can help improve students’ routes to school


Get Involved with Safe Routes to School!

The Safe Routes program wants to hear from you! As part of the 2016 Mobility Bond, we are working on Infrastructure Reports. These reports list projects to help students in your community walk and bike to school. We’ve been working with schools, neighbors, and parents to learn about needed improvements– but we want your feedback. Check out our Safe Routes Improvement Projects page to see which projects might be coming to your neighborhood and let us know if we missed any!


Lights, Camera, Safety PSA Contest

Get ready for the Safe Routes to School Program’s first annual Lights, Camera, Safety PSA contest -- coming to a street near you from March 10 through August 3, 2020! A PSA, or Public Service Announcement, is a video that influences opinions and helps people learn about important topics. In this contest, Austin 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to create their very own short PSA showing how to walk, bike, and roll to school safely. The winning team will receive Alamo Drafthouse Gift Cards, and their video will be shown in middle schools across Austin. Learn more on our Lights, Camera, Safety page.