Safe Routes to School

School CrossingSafe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federal, state and local effort designed to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.
 
Watch the La Mesa Walk-n-Roll video to learn more. For tips on ways to start your own Safe Routes to School Program see the La Mesa Safe Routes Guide.

Safe Routes to School Programs are based on the following principles:
5 E's
Information
Education:

Provides students, parents, school staff, and the community with important skills and information to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists.
Encouragement:

Through local Safe Routes champions who promote, encourage, and coordinate Walk-n-Roll activities such as Walk and Bike to School events and contests.
Enforcement:

Increases awareness and reduces the frequency of traffic safety problems through extra patrols, education, and the I Drive 25 campaign.
Engineering:

Focuses on solutions for improvements near schools such as reducing speeds and installing move visible crosswalks.
Evaluation: Measures progress with surveys and student tallies throughout the project.

How Can You Help?
For more information, please call 619.667.1319 or email SRTS@ci.la-mesa.ca.us.