Working Together for Safe Routes
By starting with children and the trip to school, communities become safe places for everyone to walk and bike. Bring together the right people such as crossing guards, enforcement and government officials.
School crossing guards play a critical role in ensuring the safety of students as they walk or bike to school. UDOT Safe Routes Utah developed training materials to provide you with fundamental information that is easy to apply and will help you protect students and save lives.
Utah codes regarding Crossing Guards:
There is growing concern in Utah and across the nation about the safety of children who walk or bike to school. With increased traffic congestion around schools, students who choose to walk or bike have limited safe routes, which discourages this healthy activity.
The main goal of the Safe Routes Grants program is to encourage and assist students living within 1.5-2 miles to safely walk or bike to school. Available grant funding can be used for projects that include non-infrastructure; e.g. education and encouragement, and infrastructure physical improvements; new sidewalks, school pavement markings, signage, bicycle parking, etc.
For questions, please email Travis Evans, Active Transportation Safety Program Manager or call 801-965-4486.