About Us

The National Center for Safe Routes to School (National Center) is committed to empowering communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe, appealing, preferred choice for families. The National Center facilitates communities in becoming places for safe walking and bicycling for everyone starting with children and the trip to school.  In 2016, we launched the initiative “Vision Zero for Youth,” linking Walk to School Day with communities and elected officials making a commitment to promote safe walking and bicycling and to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes.

The National Center is applying what’s been learned during our 10 years of supporting and documenting the many accomplishments of the SRTS program as a framework for advancing the larger goals of Vision Zero/Road to Zero. We promote safe walking and biking by: