Governor Hickenlooper promises more funding for Safe Routes to School

In the U.S., the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a fast-growing network of hundreds of communities and organizations that advocate for safe bicycling and walking to and from schools. There are several government agencies and groups working to set goals, share best practices, secure funding and provide educational materials to agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs (SRTS). The Colorado SRTS bill, which became law in June 2004, created a program within the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to apply a portion of federal safety funds for projects around schools. In late June 2012, Congress passed a new transportation bill, MAP-21, that mak