Safe Routes to School

Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for children 5 to 14 years old in the City of Los Angeles. SRTS brings traffic-safety improvements to the streets of your school neighborhood and safety education to your school communities with the goal to reduce collisions involving youth, and enhance the safety and comfort of students who walk and bike to school.  Students who travel safely to school are more likely to arrive ready to learn.


The Student Travel Tally Project 

What: The Travel Tally Project is a TWO (2) DAY in-classroom data collection exercise to capture how students travel to and from school.  SRTS will compile the survey results, and prepare a school-specific Travel Tally Project Report.

Why: Analysis of students’ travel behavior assists SRTS in developing plans to reduce speed and promote responsible travel by adults and children on our city streets.

Who: School staff administer the data collection exercise to students.  Traditionally, LAUSD administers the surveys during homeroom.

When: Citywide Travel Tally data collection is generally scheduled for the 2nd week of September.  LAUSD will administer the Travel Tally project at select schools on September 12 and 13, 2018.

Travel Tally Resources

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If your school participated in the Travel Tally Project, reports can be found here.

Safe Routes to School is a core strategy of the Vision Zero Los Angeles initiative. The focus of Vision Zero is to protect our most vulnerable road users, including children, older adults, and people walking and bicycling.  Children and seniors account for nearly 50% of people killed on our streets who were walking or bicycling.  The Vision Zero goal is to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025.