Safe Routes to School Program

Funding Round for 2022 Safe Routes to School Program open from May 25th, 2021 to October 14th, 2021.

Application Process

The SRTS program is funded through the Federal Highway Administration's Federal Aid Program and is being administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).

The objectives of the SRTS Program are:

  • To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
  • To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and
  • To facilitate the development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of New Jersey's primary and middle schools (Grades K-8).

Projects must be located within two miles of a school that serves students in grades K-8. Funding for the 2022 SRTS Program will be available for the construction of infrastructure projects only. Infrastructure projects may include the installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, multi-use paths, traffic calming measures, and other means to ensure the ease and safety of children walking or biking to school.

Committed to Communities Initiative Workshops

Commitment to Communities Initiative Workshops: [0.09 MB PDF]

2016 Awarded Projects

2018 Awarded Projects

Resources

Local Aid Resource Center SRTS website

The Sidewalk Gap Analysis Explorer - DVRPC's regional sidewalk inventory maps every sidewalk, curb ramp, and crosswalk in the Greater Philadelphia region. This analysis helps communities around the region prioritize the pedestrian improvements that will make the greatest impact. This interactive webmap can help you understand how your SRTS project will improve pedestrian connectivity in your community.

Please direct questions to John Coscia Jr. at jcosciajr@dvrpc.org or Dan Snyder at dsnyder@dvrpc.org.

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