Safe Routes to School Planning

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are an opportunity to make walking and bicycling to school safer for children in grades K-8, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk and bicycle. On a broader level, SRTS programs can enhance children’s health and well-being, ease traffic congestion near the school, and improve community members’ overall quality of life.

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Next national event is May 8, 2024.

Walk & Roll and Bike & Roll to School Days allow participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. Whether addressing the need to make routes to school safer for active trips or encouraging children to be more active, these events can be powerful tools to inspire lasting change. Of course, they are also fun!

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Learn the basicsPlanning & outreach toolsRegister or find an eventWalk & bike year-round

New Transportation Funding Available for Small Communities

Announced: November 2022
80% federal / 20% local funding.
Application deadline is 5:00 pm on March 24, 2023

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding is available for bike/ped and safe routes to school projects. The bulk of this funding is targeted toward rural communities under 5,000 in population.

If you have questions or need assistance in applying, the NCWRPC may be able to help. Contact Darryl Landeau at or 715-849-5510 Ext.308.

Spencer Safe Routes To SchoolFebruary 26, 2024marathon
Weston Elementary Safe Routes To SchoolOctober 3, 2023marathon
Public Service Announcements – Regional Safe Routes To SchoolJanuary 23, 2023regional
Wausau Safe Routes to School – 2023February 5, 2022marathon
Merrill Safe Routes To SchoolJanuary 13, 2021lincoln
Nekoosa Safe Routes to School PlanJuly 1, 2020wood
Elcho Safe Routes to School PlanJuly 1, 2020langlade
White Lake Safe Routes to School PlanJune 1, 2020langlade
Wabeno Safe Routes to School PlanMay 1, 2020forest
Mauston Safe Routes to School PlanApril 1, 2020juneau
Stratford Area Safe Routes to School PlanDecember 1, 2019marathon
Mosinee Safe Routes to School PlanNovember 1, 2019marathon
Adams-Friendship Safe Routes to School PlanOctober 1, 2019adams
Minocqua J1 Safe Routes to School PlanAugust 1, 2019oneida
Stettin Elementary Safe Routes to School Plan 2018May 1, 2018marathon
Almond-Bancroft Safe Routes to School Plan 2012-2017April 1, 2012portage
Wisconsin Rapids Safe Routes to School Plan – 2010June 1, 2010wood
Antigo Safe Routes to School Plan – 2010-2015June 1, 2010langlade
Contact Us – Regional Safe Routes To SchoolApril 5, 2010regional
Resources – Regional Safe Routes To SchoolApril 5, 2010regional