Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) works to promote walking, biking, and taking the bus to school through encouragement, education, infrastructure improvements, and safety enforcement. Our goal is to create a healthy community for everyone. We organize activities like Walk to School Days, Bike Safety Training and Heart Health Week, and meet on a monthly basis with a representation from the City of Newton, Newton Public Schools, Mayor’s Office, City Council, School Committee, Newton Police Department, and parent representatives from each public school.

Would you like to help us with one of these events or coordinate Walking School Buses or any new initiatives? We can always use more help – please reach out to the Zervas SRTS Coordinator, Hanneke deVlaam.