Safe Routes to School Boston (SRTS Boston) is part of the national Safe Routes to School initiative to increase safety and promote walking and biking to school. This initiative represents a partnership between the Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Health Commission, the City of Boston, and the MA Safe Routes to School program. Initially funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city has received funding since 2017 from the Bloomberg Foundation Partnership for Healthy Cities. Boston is one of dozens of cities and states across the country to adopt Safe Routes, tailored to the needs of our own community.
Boston Public Schools is leading the SRTS Boston effort as part of its mission to foster the health and wellness of BPS students. The SRTS Boston Team envisions an expanded, district-wide SRTS program that serves all K-8 schools and promotes and integrates SRTS principles into city projects, policies, and programs. The SRTS Boston Strategic Plan, created in 2017, outlines the vision for an expanded program built on inter-agency coordination and focuses on program sustainability.