The Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership works to make it safer, easier and more fun for kids to walk and bike to school.
Safe Routes to School in Knox County is making a difference because:
- Children benefit from being physically active - both physically and mentally.
- Safe neighborhoods for walking mean more physical activity and better health for children and adults.
- Less traffic around schools will mean better air quality for our kids and our neighborhoods.
- Kids who get physical activity before school concentrate better throughout the day.
Watch the videos below for a few tips to ensure children are walking to school safely.
To learn more or to get involved, contact Amber Ford at the Knox County Health Department at 865-215-5819 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Knoxville-Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership can provide technical assistance, education, and resources for schools and families. For more information about Safe Routes in general, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School.