The purpose of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to enable and encourage children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school; to make walking and bicycling to school safer and more appealing; and to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects that will improve highway safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
The SRTS program allows local communities to submit funding proposals to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to address roadway and safety issues such as congestion within school zones and inadequate pedestrian facilities. SRTS enables communities to design on-street improvements to make alternative modes of travel safer and to reduce the fears associated with children walking or bicycling to school.
The ALDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator is Mr. Robert (Bob) Kratzer of the Bureau of TP and Modal Programs. To contact Mr. Kratzer, visit our Contact page.