Transportation

Safe Routes to School Boston is a city-wide effort to promote walking and biking to school and to support and rally neighborhoods and the community as a whole to work toward making walking to school safe, popular, and fun.

https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/saferoutes

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BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

  • More Physical Activity and improved fitness
  • Improved academic performance
  • Better social, emotional, and physical health
  • Greater independence
  • Lifelong skills and habits

BENEFITS FOR ALL

  • Safer walking and biking environments
  • Less traffic congestion
  • Improved air quality
  • Cost savings
  • Improved family and community engagement

take action

Schools can plug into Safe Routes to School Boston through a number of avenues:

RAISE AWARENESS

BUILD EXCITEMENT

INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY

Transportation accounts for nearly 30% of Boston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, accessible and equitable transportation are crucial links for ensuring all Bostonians can reach jobs, education, health care, affordable housing, healthy food, culture, and open space opportunities. Boston continues to rise to the challenge of balancing our historic landscape with the need to adapt and evolve to meet our changing mobility needs. Public transportation, walking, biking, carpooling, car-sharing, and ride-sharing are all pieces of the puzzle that will help Boston meet its climate and sustainability goals, while supporting transportation that serves all Bostonians. Click here for resources.

Greenovate Boston: Sustainable Mobility

Transportation accounts for nearly 30% of Boston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, accessible and equitable transportation are crucial links for ensuring all Bostonians can reach jobs, education, health care, affordable housing, healthy food, culture, and open space opportunities. Boston continues to rise to the challenge of balancing our historic landscape with the need to adapt and evolve to meet our changing mobility needs. Public transportation, walking, biking, carpooling, car-sharing, and ride-sharing are all pieces of the puzzle that will help Boston meet its climate and sustainability goals, while supporting transportation that serves all Bostonians. Click here for resources.

CONTACT US

BPS Healthy & Sustainable Schools
Facilities Management
1216 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02125
617-635-9576

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