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Safe Routes to School logoSafe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program that empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity. Program goals are to have more students and adults active to help improve fitness levels, to reduce congestion around schools, and to improve air quality around schools. Decatur has had an active SRTS program since 2005. Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Decatur Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program.

 

 

NEW!! Stop, Drop and Walk to F.AVE

We have created four "Drop and Walk" routes to the 4/5 Academy. If you live too far from F.AVE to have your child walk or bike, consider dropping them at one of the suggested locations and walk with friends the rest of the way to school. Click here for the maps and routes.

 

  We have a new Safe Routes to School Map!

 

Each school has designated safe routes to their school. Decatur Active Living partnered with the City's Planning Division to put them all on one map. We think this will be very helpful for both parents and children as they plan their walking and/or biking route to school. Crossing Guard locations are also included.
Click here for a full size version.

 

 

GA Safe Routes Bike to School Champion for the Metro Area

Congratulations to Mara Jones, Renfroe Middle School Student

 

Nichole Hollis and Mara Jones

Mara is 12 years old and in 7th grade at Renfroe.  She has been riding her bike to school since she was in kindergarten.   She is not stopped by rain or cold or hot weather. Over the years Mara has encouraged other people to ride their bikes.  She not only bikes to school but she also bikes to other activities. We are very proud of Mara!

 



Decatur Walk & Roll Dates 2016-2017 

In addition to International Walk and Roll to School Day on October 5, 2016,Georgia Walk and Roll to School Day in March of 2017 and Bike to School Day in May of 2017, each school has designated monthly walk and roll days. 

College Heights Early Learning Center
October 5 and March 8
Click here for designated routes

Clairemont Walk & Roll Days
September 7, October 5 , November 2, December  7,  February  1, March 1 , April  12, May  10
Click here for Clairemont designated routes and information. 

4/5 Academy at 5th Avenue Walk & Roll Days
September , October 5 , November , December , January , February , March 8 , April , May 10 
Click here for the 4/5 Academy recommended safe routes.
NEW! Click here for Stop, Drop and Walk routes!

Glennwood Elementary
September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 8 , April 12, May 10
Click here for Glennwood designated routes.

Oakhurst Elementary
September  7, October 5 , November  2, December 7, February  8, March 8, April , May 10
Click here for Oakhurst designated routes.

Oakhurst ES Off-site parking and meet-up points: Commercial lot on the corner of College and Mead (The Imperial),
Thankful Missionary Baptist Church lot at the corner of Mead and College, and
Oakhurst Park parking lot

Westchester Elementary
September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 13, February 3, March 3 & 31, May 10
Click here for Westchester designated routes.

Winnona Park Elementary
September   October 5, November 8, December 14, January 11, February 8 , March 8 , April 12, May 10  
Click here for Winnona Park designated routes.

Renfroe Middle School
October 5  and March 8, May 10

 

DHA group photo

Volunteers and Active Living Staff Assist with Walking Children to School

SRTS Contacts

Safe Routes to School Georgia
Marielena Guiterrez
Marielena@saferoutesga.org
                                                 phil.zeke


City of Decatur
Gregory White 
Director, Decatur Active Living
678-553-6543
Greg.White@decaturga.com

Cheryl Burnette
Assistant Director, Decatur Active Living
678-553-6541
Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com

College Heights Early Learning Center
Zeke Alejandro
zalejandro@csdecatur.net
Katie Pugh
katiehpugh@gmail.com
Phillip Wiedower
pwiedower@origamirisk.com


Clairemont Elementary School                                
Ben Lopmann
blopman@gmail.com

Glennwood Academy                                             students biking to school
Ingrid Rogan
ingridrogan@gmail.com
Marishyl Ford
mirishyl@gmail.com

Oakhurst Elementary School 
Meredith Struby
meredithstruby@gmail.com

Westchester Elementary School
Peter Wakefield
pwakefi@emory.edu
Kendall Hamilton
Kendallhamilton@bellsouth.net
Michelle Stevens
mstevens486@gmail.com


Winnona Park Elementary School
Jacqueline Chapman
Jacqueline.chapman@me.com
Renee Porter
Kidsporter@gmail.com

4-5 Academy at 5th Avenue
Lisa Coronado
lisamauldin@att.net

Renfroe MIddle School
Trish Bricker
ttjbricker@hotmail.com


 

 

             

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