SRTS Engineering

Types of Planning Assistance

School Road Safety Audits

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Arrival/Dismissal Observations

A group of engineers, local advocates, and SRTS professionals set out to assess the area during a School Road Safety Audit wearing safety vests.

Arrival and Dismissal are key times in assessing safety for walking and bicycling students. For observing arrival and dismissal, the SRTS team will invite key stakeholders including school staff, district staff, city/county engineers and planners, and crossing guards to assist in understanding the barriers and opportunities for improving routes. The objective is not to make the arrival or dismissal easier or better for car riding families, but safety is important for all modes. Using aerial maps, photos, and video, we’ll observe what’s going on. Then we’ll sit down and discuss policies and procedures. We’ll look at opportunities for Park & Walk sites (link) walk/biker access, and more.

Safety Walks/Walk Audits

Safety Walks include Arrival/Dismissal Observations, but head off campus to observe the existing and potential walk/bike routes to and from school. Stakeholders meet to discuss policy and procedures, assess aerial maps, review crash data, and then head out to walk the area. Wear comfortable shoes, b/c sometimes these walks are long. We look for community hazards like stranger danger, dogs, etc.; perceived and real traffic dangers like speeding, distracted drivers, and poor infrastructure; and potential issues. The SRTS Coordinator creates a report that is reviewed by GDOT and provided to all stakeholders. The report includes potential strategies for all 6 Es (link), too

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A group wearing safety vests stands at an intersection in the grass to observe safety issues during a School Road Safety Audit.
A group of parents, educators, and local professionals look over a map of the area around the school discussing concerns for safe walking and bicycling routes. Participants have access to dots and note pads as well as markers to mark the map with concerns and problem spots.