Safe Routes To School Action Plan
The Safe Routes to School team has been hard at work over the last year creating a comprehensive, five-year Action Plan. The Action Plan’s overall goal is to double the mode-share of families who walk or bike to school, from about 14% in 2022 to 30% by 2027. The Action Plan contains 50 goals to accomplish by the end of 2027, categorized within 8 focus areas. The Action Plan also worked on prioritizing schools through a data-driven approach using typologies and overlays to create a school prioritization list. Additional information can be found at the links below.
For a brief overview of the process that the Safe Routes Action Plan that helps explain some of the tools and outcomes of the plan, please see this ArcGIS StoryMap that was created.
Safe Routes to School Documents:
Safe Routes to School Action Plan(PDF, 30MB)
Safe Routes to School Prioritization Matrix + Methodology(PDF, 82KB)
Denver Safe Routes to School serves school communities to create safe and equitable places and opportunities that enable physical activity, lowers the obesity rate and risk while traveling to and from school.
View our Safe Routes to School International Handout(PDF, 285KB)
Download the "Benefits of Safe Routes to School" Poster(PDF, 654KB)
Health and safety are key benefits of Safe Routes to School. Studies have shown that the community benefits from Safe Routes to School initiatives include:
Here's how to submit a Safe Routes to School support request through 311:
We are transitioning our support requests to a process that we hope will better support your needs. While we are transitioning this process, please submit your request by calling 311 and be sure to include one (1) of the following statements in your request to ensure that we receive it:
Save the case number you are given in case you have questions about the status of your request.
Learn about the upcoming events and projects in Denver's Department of Transportation & Infrastructure that support Safe Routes to School.
Montbello Bicycle Course
The City and County of Denver wants to know!
Please report these individual school safety concerns to our 311 service. You can either call 3-1-1 or submit your concern online at pocketgov.org.
Please report an urgent safety concern that requires immediate attention to the Denver Police Department by calling 9-1-1.
Report a Problem or Safety Concern to 311