Maximizing District-Wide Impact of Safe Routes to School

Educating School District Transportation Departments

Student transportation departments spend their days working to get students safely to and from school, but historically have focused on busing and driving. Safe Routes to School can easily support district transportation departments in identifying ways to safely get children active while commuting to school, while decreasing traffic congestion.

In light of major funding cuts for both busing and walking programs, as well as concerns about childhood obesity rates, district transportation departments and Safe Routes to School can work together to improve policies and programs to help schools save money, decrease traffic, increase community safety and improve the health of children. This webinar explores strategies that district transportation departments are currently employing to include walking and bicycling to school in their day-to-day work.


  • Dan Pires, director of operations, transportation & risk management, Eureka City Schools
  • Peter Hurst, transportation options program specialist, Boulder Valley School District
  • Dave Cowan, program manager, Safe Routes Partnership  
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