The ORTC support the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.
If you remember a time when almost all kids biked or walked to school, you’re not alone.
A generation ago, it was a natural part of growing up. In the last thirty years heavy traffic, big roads, and dangerous intersections are a few reasons that less than 15% of kids now bike or walk to school compared to more than 50% in 1969.
The SRTS program enables non-profit organizations, community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children, including children with disabilities, to safely walk and bicycle to school. These programs make it easy and safe for kids to get out of their parents’ cars and school buses thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. The result is more livable communities for everyone.