Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes To School - North Carolina Department of TransportationOverview

In 2008, the City of Marion was awarded a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Plan grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Safe Routes to School Program was created by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, and is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

The Center assists communities like Marion in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school by equipping local communities with the knowledge and technical information to implement safe and successful strategies.

Marion’s Action Plan

Marion’s Action Plan grant will assist five area schools in developing a plan that will address engineering, enforcement, education, encouragement strategies to improve safety for students walking and biking to school. The information contained on this website is a culmination of data and materials provided by the National Center of Safe Routes to School as well as information that is specific to Marion’s Safe Routes to School Program.

Contact Us

To learn more about the SRTS program please visit the National Center of Safe Routes to School website, email Heather Cotton, AICP, Planning and Development Director, or call 828-652-3551 if you would like to get involved.