Comprehensive Safe Routes to School Programs

The GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center addresses the SRTS Six Es and has four SRTS Coordinators in regions across the state. They provide hands-on technical assistance to schools and community partners. No two school communities are the same, so we assess the needs and barriers to safe routes. Our program strategies are customizable and can be adjusted to address what is needed. For real success, we recommend a COMPREHENSIVE and EQUITABLE approach to safer routes to school. Learn more about the Six Es below.


Education means providing students and parents with bicycle and pedestrian safety lessons, skills practice events, and materials and providing drivers with bike/ped awareness education


Evaluation means collecting and analyzing data to determine the effectiveness of strategies and data-driven approaches related to safe routes programs and projects

E Equity

Equity means working with communities and implementing customized strategies so that all demographics may benefit from safe routes to school especially with regard to disadvantaged populations in Georgia. Equity is considered with all other Es.



Encouragement means incentivizing and providing for opportunities for children and their families to choose to walk, bicycle, and/or roll to and from school

Engagement means collaborating with and encouraging participation among community stakeholders including students, their families, educators, local businesses, advocates, engineers and planners, and law enforcement

Engineering means planning and improving the environment and routes to make them safer for walking and rolling through infrastructure strategies and the built environment

Georgia Safe Routes to School Team (Left to right) Chelsea Weldon, Patti Sistrunk, Patti Pittman, Ron Knezevich (GDOT Bike/Ped Engineer), Marielena Gutierrez, and Nick Anderson

                        The Georgia Safe Routes to School Team