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.
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
Safe Routes Utah offers information and activities that can be used year round. There are many benefits to walking and biking to school including:
• Promotes Physical Wellness
• Improves Cognitive Abilities and Behavior
• Teaches Critical Social Skills
Safe Routes Activity Booklet
Include the safe walking and biking message year round with monthly newsletters.
Lesson Plan Ideas
Safety Fair Ideas
Promote the benefits of safe travel and an active lifestyle at a larger scale.
Think Safety Assembly
The Think Safety program teaches elementary-school-aged children about the dangers of playing in or near construction areas and encourages them to have fun in safe ways. These objectives are achieved through school assemblies and community events.
Safe Routes Utah School Assembly
The Safe Routes Utah Beat the Street assembly is a free, 30-minute program about walking and biking to school safely. It is available statewide to students in 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades. This dynamic, educational presentation teaches students about the importance of traffic signs, signal lights, crossing the road and helmet use. Assembly signup will begin May 2019.