Safe Routes to School Program


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Events Calendar



22: Virginia’s Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Nominations Close


1-29: Crossing Guard Appreciation Month

4: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due

4: Walkabout Mini-grant Applications Due

10: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day


3: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due


1: Non-Infrastructure Grant Applications Due

7: QuickStart Mini-grant Applications Due


4: National Bike to School Day


Upcoming Events


February 10, 2016: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day is a statewide event devoted to saying thank you to those who help students cross the street safely on their way to and from school.

While the Virginia SRTS Program has designated the second Wednesday of February as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, we encourage schools and communities to plan their own Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on any day that works for them to recognize the valuable role crossing guards play in making safe routes to school a reality.

As part of the celebration, schools and communities are encouraged to nominate their crossing guard for Virginia’s Most Outstanding Crossing Guard Award. The online nomination form should be submitted by January 22, 2016. Learn more about Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and find thank you cards and flyers to download on the Crossing Guard Appreciation Day webpage.





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.


Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA

Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg, VA

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