Local Schools Recognized by MassDOT at State House Ceremony

Courtesy of Barnsatble Public Schools.

BOSTON – Two local schools were honored at the State House Monday by MassDOT for their participation in the Safe Routes to School Program.

Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School was a regional Exemplary Program winner with Nantucket Public Schools receiving honorable mention.

The schools were recognized for their efforts in fostering programs for students to safely walk and bike to school.

“The Safe Routes to School Program is very important toMassDOTand the whole of Massachusetts,” saidMassDOTSecretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Through providing pedestrian and bicyclist trainings, to assessing safe routes allowing access to and from school, we are helping to shape safe transportation behaviors for students to carry with them for years to come.”

A program ofMassDOT, the statewide SRTS program promotes annual flagship events such as Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day and International Walk and Roll to School Day.

Along with celebrating these event days, SRTS offers pedestrian and bicyclist training activities, as well as walk and bike assessments of the existing infrastructure.

SRTS reaches out to schools and their local communities to offer one-on-one assistance to meet their specific needs, help to plan various customizable safety-focused activities, and provides additional resources to help facilitate student travel to a parent and student audience.

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