Safe Routes to School Newton Task Force

The SRTS – Newton task Force was created 12 years ago by a group of concerned parents to address the issue of too many vehicles at our schools.

Safe Routes is a collaborative, community-focused approach that bridges the gap between health and transportation. Representatives from each school, Newton Police, DPW, City Council, the Mayor’s Office, the School Committee, and and MassDOT meet monthly on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at the Waban Library.

2019-2020 Meeting dates: Sept 13, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 13, Apr 3, May 8, and June

SRTS utilizes the six E’s to implement its program- Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation, Engineering, and Equity. Learn more about the six E’s at MassGov Safe Routes to School website.

Overlap and opportunities with GN School Connections

  • Anti-idling campaigns. Signs from MA DEP’s “The Green Team“, new Blue Zone signs, education campaigns
  • Active transportation. Mode shift from individual car trips to walking and biking
  • Communal transportation: Mode shift from individual car trips to bus and carpools. Discounted Charlie Card Campaign
  • Combine efforts and volunteers on joint initiatives

School reps from Williams, Burr and Bigelow are needed!

Contact: [email protected]

Follow Newton SRTS on Facebook @NewtonSafeRoutes