Guidance for Wellness Policies
Including an active transportation clause within a district wellness policy positively impacts the long term sustainability of SRTS initiatives in your community. By communicating support for active transportation policies, more kids and adults will have opportunities to safely walk, bicycle, and be physically active.
- Example: The purpose of the ______ Public School District’s active transportation policy is to accommodate all students, parents/guardians, and school staff by creating active transportation opportunities. It is the desire of the ______ Public School District to encourage principles that contribute to the safety, health, and quality of life of students by providing greater opportunities for pedestrian and bicycle trips via formal participation in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program including but not limited to: safety training and ongoing walking/bicycling event participation.