Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program

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Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a program to improve the well-being of children by improving walking and bicycling conditions on the route to school and enabling and encouraging children to walk and bike these routes. SRTS is an evidence-based strategy endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proven to impact health within 5 years (CDC HI-5 Intervention).



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For more information contact:

Harris County Public Health
Built Environment Program
(713) 274-6300 
Main Switchboard: 
(713) 439-6000
builtenvironment@phs.hctx.net.


About Pasadena SRTS

The Pasadena SRTS program aims to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from school within the Pasadena Independent School District (Pasadena ISD) catchment area. The Pasadena SRTS plan was designed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Increase the number of children walking and biking to school Increase physical activity in children 
  • Increase the number of safe street segments in school zones 
  • Foster safer neighborhoods 
  • Increase teachers, parents, students, and community members’ knowledge about and support for SRTS 
  • Decrease the likelihood of pedestrian fatalities and injuries 
  • Ultimately reduce childhood obesity in the long term

For more information about the Pasadena SRTS Plan, download the full action plan here.



Pasadena Vibrant Community

The Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) program is supported by Pasadena Vibrant Community. Pasadena Vibrant Community is an initiative of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center made possible by an investment from and collaboration with Shell Oil.

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