Safe Routes to School is working to increase the number of students walking and biking to school for their health (active transportation) + reduce congestion and improve air quality by reducing the number of vehicles arriving at school. The Task Force works as a group with NPS and the city on any number of issues such as fixing safety issues, supporting crossing guards, resolving snow clearing problems, conducting bike and pedestrian safety training, etc. Working together SRTS is able to achieve more than individual schools.
SRTS currently have representatives for 18 of the 21 Newton schools. They are looking for a representative from Bigelow.
The first SRTS meeting of the year is this Friday September 14th 9:30 am – 10:30 am at the Waban Library Center 1608 Beacon St. This would be a good time for someone to learn more about the program.