Bicycle and Pedestrian
Safe Routes to Schools
Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, teachers, community leaders, and local, state, and federal governments to enable and encourage children to safely walk or bicycle to school. SRTS program organizers examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that aim to improve safety and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. Where conditions are safe for walking and bicycling, program organizers encourage these activities through events, contests and other strategies. CAMPO is serving as a partner with regional agencies; along with local, state, and federal governments to provide support in this effort.
Capital Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Stakeholders Group (BPSG)
The Capital Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Stakeholders Group, or BPSG, is composed of citizens, bicyclists, and planners interested in pedestrian and bicycle issues in Wake, Franklin, Johnston, Harnett, and Granville Counties. The BPSG acts as an advisory group to the Capital Area MPO. Meetings are held the monthly, usually on the 4th Tuesday of every month, and are open to everyone. Contact Kenneth Withrow, CAMPO's Senior Transportation Planner, for more information.
BPSG Current Business Topics and Upcoming Events:
- Triangle Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop
- Raleigh Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
- Safe Routes Wake County is an effort to improve safety and to encourage more children to walk or bike to school. The program is working with five schools to develop a Model Safe Routes to School Program.
- NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative
NCDOT and other partner resources:
- BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STRATEGIES IN NORTH CAROLINA: STATEWIDE INPUT AND PRIORITIES 2011 REPORT
- NCDOT on Bike Lanes
- NCDOT on Grade Separated Crossings
- NCDOT on Multi-Use Paths
- NCDOT on Signed Bike Routes
- NCDOT on Wide Outside Lanes
- NCDOT on Wide Paved Shoulders
- Wide Outside Through Lanes: Effective Design of Integrated Passing Facilities, By: Steve Goodridge