Why Join the Movement? Benefits of Safe Routes to School

  • Physical activity provides health benefits at all ages, and it enhances learning.  Students who take an active approach to get to school arrive ready to learn because that physical activity can boost a student’s ability to focus, concentrate and learn the material being taught. Studies have also linked regular physical activity to improved mood and lower rates of anxiety. Creating safe environments for students to engage in physical activity, both inside and outside of the school building, serves to enhance students’ health and academic performance. 

    Safe Routes to School Boston supports all types of “active transportation”, including walking, biking, “rolling” (skateboarding, rollerblading), and taking public transit. When more people come together to create an active environment, the whole community benefits!

    Benefits of Safe Routes to School

    For Students

    For Everyone

    More Physical Activity and improved fitness

    Safer walking and biking environments

    Improved academic performance

    Less traffic congestion

    Better social, emotional, and physical health

    Improved air quality

    Greater independence

    Cost savings

    Lifelong skills and habits

    Improved family and community engagement