Safe Routes to School
The Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) refers to a variety of multi-disciplinary programs aimed at promoting walking and bicycling to school, and improving traffic safety around school areas through education, incentives, increased law enforcement, and engineering measures.
SRTS is a partnership among the South Coast municipalities, school districts, public health agencies, community and parent volunteers, and law enforcement agencies. It's efforts are a vital component of the Santa Barbara Pedestrian Master Plan and Bicycle Master Plan as the program will facilitate the implementation and funding for specific improvements that will help meet the plans' goals of increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
The City contracts SRTS services in partnership with COAST+SB Bike, but also plays an active role in supporting educational activities, helmet fittings and distributions, meetings with school representatives to discuss traffic concerns, and identify funding for traffic safety improvements.
Six E's of Safe Routes to School: