The Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership works to make it safer, easier and more fun for kids to walk and bike to school.
Safe Routes to School in Knox County is making a difference because:
- Children benefit from being physically active - both physically and mentally.
- Safe neighborhoods for walking mean more physical activity and better health for children and adults.
- Less traffic around schools will mean better air quality for our kids and our neighborhoods.
- Kids who are more physically active perform better at school.
Watch the videos below for a few tips to ensure children are walking to school safely.
The Knoxville-Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership can provide technical assistance, education and resources for schools and families. Please visit Bike Walk Knox's website to request more information on safe routes in your school's community. If you have any further questions regarding the Knox County Health Department’s involvement in the SRTS Partnership, contact Kinsey Simmerman at 865-215-5610 or email@example.com. For more information about Safe Routes in general, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School.