Safe Routes to School

Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh Safe Routes to School (SRTS) page. 


The mission of Safe Routes to School is to increase the number of students biking and walking to school through education, encouragement, and safety improvements.  Creating healthy communities by providing safer walking, bicycling and riding routes while educating and encouraging students.  The goal of the Safe Routes to School program is to:

  • Engage with community members and working with existing community organizations how Safe Routes to School initiatives should begin 
  • Educate school aged children in safe walking and biking practices
  • Encourage children to use an active mode of transportation
  • Provide engineering improvements around the schools such as crosswalks, signage and sidewalks
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the program activities and engineering improvements


The Safe Routes to School program provides skill-building and safety education for students, creates encouragement activities that get children moving together, and builds enthusiasm and support among families, teachers, school administrators, and local government officials.


Congratulations to our Safe Routes to School "Champion Schools" for the 2020-2021 academic school year:

Pittsburgh Faison K-5

Pittsburgh King K-8

Propel Charter School – Hazelwood



Events Calendar: 

August TBD – Back to School 

October 7 – Walk to School Day 


Tips and Resources:

Student Tally Week

SRTS Spotlight

Walk to School Day

Bike to School Day


Crossing Guard Appreciation Month



Harriet C. Jackson
City of Pittsburgh 
Safe Routes to School Coordinator 
Phone: 412-255-2463 
Cell: 412-459-2586 



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