Safe Routes to School


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Events Calendar 


22: Enter all Student Travel Tally Data on


1: Nominations for Most Outstanding Crossing Guard open


24: Nominations for Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Close


6: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due; Walkabout Mini-grant Applications due

Upcoming Events

November 22 - Complete Student Travel Tally Data Entry

Every September and October, schools throughout Virginia are encouraged to take Student Travel Tallies in September and October. Student Travel Tallies are quick, in-class surveys that provide valuable information on student travel patterns. Collecting tallies on an annual basis is a great way to track the impact of your SRTS program.

While the data collection period has ended, there's still time to input the data on -- we're extending the due date one week until November 22To be eligible to receive banners (first-time schools) and decals (all participating schools), all data must be entered by this date. Instructions are available on the Student Travel Tally Week webpage

December 1 - Nominations for Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Open

Calling all nominations to recognize those who help students safely cross the street to and from school. All schools that nominate their crossing guard for the Virginia’s Most Outstanding Crossing Guard will receive a Crossing Guard Appreciation Day decal. Nominations open on December 1 and close on January 24, in time for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on February 12, 2020.

SRTS Calendar

The SRTS Calendar discusses the importance of working with your school and school division to get SRTS events on the official calendar so that students, parents, and schools can look forward to and prepare for Safe Routes events. This resource also includes a customizable academic calendar that shows the important upcoming SRTS dates and can be used in the classroom or to help plan for SRTS events.

SRTS Newsletter

Stay informed about the SRTS developments in Virginia with the VDOT SRTS Newsletter. Every newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles about SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.

Sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletters electronically. You can read past editions of the Virginia SRTS Newsletter in PDF format by clicking on the links below.

2019 - Spring | Summer | Fall

2018 - Spring | Summer | August | December

2017 - Spring | August | December

2016 - Spring | Summer |September | Winter

2015 - January | February | March | April-May | August - September | Winter

2014 - February | March | April | Summer | September | October | November/December

2013 - February | April | Special Edition, July | October | December

2012 - January | April | September | October | December

2011 - March | April | May | June | July | Special Edition, Part 1 | Special Edition, Part 2 | December

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA 

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA

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