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Get Your Kids on the Path to Safety

The goal of Safe Routes Utah is to help children get to and from school safely while motivating children to experience the benefits of walking or biking to school.

Walk or bike to school. Win Sweet Prizes Every Month.

Why Let Your Child Walk or Bike to School?

The benefits include:

Improved Academics

Students who are healthy, awake and alert show improved academic performance and decreased tardiness and absence due to transportation challenges.

Physical Activity

Daily physical activity builds strong bones, muscles and joints. It forms healthy lifelong habits that decrease the risk of chronic disease and obesity.

Social Development

Spending time with family and community provides positive social opportunities.

Safer Students

Traffic safety instruction and practice increases confidence and safe behaviors. It also decreases dangerous traffic congestion during pickup and drop-off.

Cleaner Air

Walking and biking to school reduces the need for bus services and idling cars during pickup and drop-off.

Saves Time and Money

When you avoid driving your kids to school, you save on gasoline and wear and tear on your car.

What To Wear When Walking In The Winter

Winter is here, and nothing is worse than going outside and realizing you didn’t dress warm enough! So now it’s time to master the art of bundling up so you and your kids can stay warm when you walk or bike to school. Grab your winter gear because we’ve got some tips to make sure you and your little ones are dressed properly for the cold weather.

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Shine Bright on Halloween: A Guide to Make Sure Your Child is Seen 

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, Halloween approaches, bringing with it the excitement and anticipation of trick-or-treating. While it’s a day meant for fun and festivities, it is also an important day to prioritize safety, especially when it comes to your little trick-or-treaters. With the days growing shorter and the sun setting earlier, here are some tips to make sure that your child is seen while they are out on Halloween.

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Green Ribbon Month Is Pedestrian Safety Month

In Utah, September is Pedestrian Awareness Month, also known as Green Ribbon Month. Many schools take the month to educate students and drivers about pedestrian safety, and of course, we are always on board with teaching pedestrian safety. 

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Traffic Safety Scavenger Hunt

Our safety scavenger hunt will help students embark on a fun-filled adventure, learning vital safety tips in an engaging and memorable way. From identifying safe crossing points and understanding traffic signals, to practicing how to walk to school safely. The safety scavenger hunt helps children develop practical life skills that extend beyond the school environment, while giving parents the opportunity to discuss safety and peace of mind knowing their student is equipped in safe walking/biking practices. 

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4 Tips to Stay Cool While Staying Active

Here at Safe Routes, we talk a lot about the pedestrian safety side of walking and rolling. However, during the summertime, it is important to consider some other safety factors when planning  activities with your family.

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Finding Kid Friendly Trails 

A great way to keep walking and rolling over the summer is to get moving with Utah’s trail system! Utah has an abundance of trails suitable for walking, biking and rolling. 

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There’s safety in numbers:

Start a walking group in your neighborhood

It’s like a carpool without the car. Coordinate times when the group will walk past each student’s house for pickup. Rotate parents who can walk with the group.