Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone. Learn more at

If you want to get a Safe Routes to School program going at your school, we can help!

Northwest Vermont (Franklin and Grand Isle Counties) is home to 18 schools that serve students in grades K-8. Northwest Regional Planning Commission supports schools to develop and sustain Safe Routes to School Programs through: grant-writing, development of program ideas, technical assistance, program management and administration to name a few.

Safe Routes is a great program to encourage kids to be safe, stay physically fit, and get involved with their community through the Five E’s.

Safe Routes to School grants are awarded from the Vermont Agency of Transportation based on proposals. Contact NRPC for the most up to date information on upcoming grant rounds or visit Vermont Safe Routes for more information.