Safe Routes to School 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, and the City of Boston. Initial funding comes through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Safe Routes to School is one of CDC’s HI-5 Initiatives, meaning it is an evidenced-based program expected to positively impact health in 5 years. Boston is one of dozens of cities and states across the country to adopt the program, tailored to the needs of our own community.
Boston Public Schools is leading the Safe Routes to School Boston effort as part of its mission to foster the health and wellness of its students.