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Mappler SRTS Maps- Great for Students, Parents, and Schools!
Easily view, add, and edit safety data using your phone or desktop! Determine the safest routes to school by highlighting the locations of sidewalks, crosswalks, well-lit areas, and bike paths. Is there a walkway that needs to be fixed, traffic sign that is out, or a stop sign down? Snap a picture of it, add a comment, and add your data to the map so that the unsafe area can be made safe again! Our maps can be customized to your area’s needs to provide the safest route for students.
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Engage your students in a map building activity that will increase the importance of safety, awareness of the world around them, and working together as a community to better the area they live in. Introduce GIS and map building to your curriculum and show students the importance of technology.
Work with your classmates, teachers, and parents to map out the area around your school! You can use your phone to put your own comments and pictures onto the map and instantly see your data. Use this safe route to school map when your going to school or heading home so that you feel safe when you are alone or with friends.
Your children can use this map right on their phone as they are walking or biking to and from school! Both you and your children can talk about the importance of safety and use the map to plan the route they should take.
Take a Look at a Demo SRTS Map
Click on the map to view a demo site that we made! Your map can include the categories shown on the map or we can customize the map to better benefit your area. Be sure to take a look at the GIS layer we added to the demo, because layers can easily highlight important paths you would want to show in your SRTS Map.
Include Map Features Such As:
- Sidewalk Paths
- Biking Paths
- Crosswalk Locations
- Crossing Guard Locations
- Streetlight Ratings
- Area Rating Based on Safety
- Photos and Comments
- Police Station Locations
- Identify Busy Roads or Highways
- Sidewalk or Path Condition
SRTS Funding Opportunities
Safe Routes to School National Partnership- Free Webinar
Take a look at this upcoming event by Safe Routes to School National Partnership: Youth Engagement: How Kids Can Impact Community Policy, Programs and Planning August 24th, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern REGISTER HERE Youth support
VDOT QuickStart Mini-Grants
"QuickStart Mini-grants are designed to get your Safe Routes to School program going and build momentum. They can be used to fund a range of activities that encourage safe walking and bicycling to school, but
Lowe’s Grant Program
"Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation focus giving efforts on K-12 public/charter education and community improvement projects. These community improvement projects are high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as
NJDOT Launches SRTS Design Assistance Program
"The federal-aid SRTS program provides federal-aid highway funds to State Departments of Transportation. The main objectives of the program are: to enable and encourage children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and