Get Your Kids on the Path to Safety
Safe Routes Utah is replacing SNAP (Student Neighborhood Access Program). 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.
Why Let Your Child Walk or Bike to School?
The benefits include:
Students who are healthy, awake and alert show improved academic performance. Decreased tardiness and absence due to transportation challenges.
Daily physical activity builds strong bones, muscles and joints. It forms healthy lifelong habits that decrease the risk of chronic disease and obesity.
Spending time with family and community provides positive social opportunities.
Traffic safety instruction and practice increases confidence and safe behaviors. Decreases dangerous traffic congestion during pickup and drop-off.
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.
Walk More in Four
Walk More in Four, an annual walking and biking challenge for students K-8 across the state, begins April 8 and runs through May 3. Participating students will be entered to win bikes, scooters, helmets and more. Submit your progress chart online as early as May 3 and no later than May 8. Click the “Learn More” button below to enter your information.
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.