Parents: Get Your Kids on the Path to Safety
Administrators: Lead Your Students to Safety
School leadership officials have a significant influence on the way students travel to and from school. Policies, procedures and projects can be promoted at the school and district level that address concerns, improve safety, increase physical activity and encourage students to walk and bike more often.
Creating Your School’s Safe Route Plan
A Safe Routes Plan informs and encourages students to walk and bike safely to school. It can also identify areas that require improvements.
Under Utah law, every elementary, middle and junior high school is required to create a Safe Routes Plan. It should be reviewed annually to see if there have been changes to the school attendance boundary, walk zone or the adjacent neighborhoods.
After the Safe Routes Plan has been reviewed and accepted by all involved parties–including the school, district, city, county and UDOT–it is the principal’s responsibility to distribute the approved plan, comprised of a safe routing map and a text description, to every student enrolled in the school.
Note: Safe Routes Utah will have all routes listed on this website.
Quick Start Guide
Create/Update your Safe Routes Map
Safe Routes Planning Guide
Safe Routes Mapping Software User Guide
Mapping Video Tutorials
Overview & Edits
Notes & Approvals
Safe Route Lines
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.