Colorado Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a program that receives funding through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). SRTS uses a comprehensive approach to make school routes safe for children when walking and bicycling to school. In Colorado, many communities, parents and schools are fostering a safe environment for their students by using SRTS programs to not only fund education and safe infrastructure, but also to encourage healthy options for our children that are safe for both walking and bicycling. SRTS programs can improve safety, not just for children, but for the entire community. It provides opportunities for people to increase their physical activity and improve their health. It reduces congestion and pollution around our schools and encourages partnerships.
The City of Salida, Salida-area Parks Open Space & Trails (SPOT) and LiveWell Chaffee County are working together on this project. Here is the 2013 Safe Routes to School map.