Safe Routes to School Resources

What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national initiative that promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, safety education, and other incentives. SRTS initiatives improve safety and levels of physical activity for K-12 students. Nationally, SRTS programs have been implemented by departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, school districts, or even individual schools.

Safe Routes to School and the NFRMPO

There is an SRTS Subcommittee of the Northern Colorado Bicycle and Pedestrian Collaborative working to build and support SRTS programs in Northern Colorado. The committee comprises representatives from NFRMPO communities and interested organizations and can assist with any efforts to establish new programs in the region.

Current SRTS Programs in Northern Colorado

There is currently one active SRTS program in Northern Colorado. This is the City of Fort Collins’ SRTS program, operated in partnership with Bike Fort Collins, Poudre School District, and other organizations. More information can be found here:

SRTS Contacts in Other Communities

If you are interested in learning about SRTS efforts in your community, here are some resources:

  • Greeley
  • Loveland
  • Timnath
  • Windsor

Statewide SRTS Program

The Colorado Safe Routes to School program is administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT SRTS provides significant resources, including grant funding to support SRTS efforts across the state. Bicycle Colorado, an advocacy organization, also promotes and supports SRTS. More information on these statewide organizations can be found here:

Other Safe Routes to School Resources

Numerous national organizations also provide valuable SRTS resources. Visit any of the following websites to learn more.


Here are potential funding sources for either programmatic or infrastructure programs in your area.

Questions or Comments?

You may direct Regional Safe Routes to School questions or comments to Jerome Rouser at or (970) 422-1096.