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Safe Routes to Schools Workflow

ITD – Safe Routes to Schools Safety Process Documentation

This article provides an overview of the Safe Routes to School Dashboard workflow for the Idaho Transportation Department.

Safety Process Overview

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative focuses on encouraging more students to bike and walk to schools, through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, and safety education. These initiatives focus on improving safety, and creating opportunities for physical activity for students.

Because various groups can be involved in SRTS programs, including State-level departments of transportation, MPOs, local governments, and even individual schools, and school districts, the Idaho Transportation Department has developed a Safe Routes to School Dashboard to help these groups report and track near-school crashes across the state. With this information, all involved parties can identify potential engineering, enforcement, and education initiatives to reduce near-school crashes, and improve the walkability, and bikeability around the scools in their communities.

The SRTS program can involve various groups, such as:

  • State-level departments of transportation
  • MPOs
  • Local governments
  • Individual schools, and school districts

In an effort to support such a diverse group of data consumers, the Idaho Transportation Department has developed a public Safe Routes to School Dashboard to help each of these groups report and track near-school crashes across the state. With this information, all involved parties can identify potential engineering, enforcement, and education initiatives to reduce near-school crashes, and improve the walkability, and bikeability around the schools in their communities.

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