First Steps

highland park leadership students on walk and roll day

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs often start with encouragement programs to get people to try walking or biking to school. Starting with a simple fun event that builds interest and enthusiasm will attract attention and support for more activities, more people and ultimately, behavior change.  Some of our current events are listed below, with how to's and guides to help you get started using our event planning tools and newsletters!


  • International Walk+ Roll to School Day - October 6th, 2021 
  • Art Contest - January 2021 
  • "Love the Bus" Celebration-February 2021         
  • Earth Day - April 22nd, 2021
  • National Bike to School Day - May 4th, 2021
  • May Walk + Roll Day - May 18th,  2021

It's all about having fun!
We encourage you to begin walking or biking to school, see how fun and easy it is. try Starting with a simple, fun event that builds interest and enthusiasm. Celebrate those who choose to be active on their way to school!


Newsletters are a great way to share information and educate your school community about safe, active travel. We have provided several different articles, organized by month or topic, to help get you started. You can download a copy of each newsletter or feel free to alter the information to best fit the needs of your community.