The Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership works to make it safer, easier and more fun for kids to get to and from school under their own power.
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 find out what we can do together in your neighborhood, contact Liliana Burbano at the Knox County Health Department at 865-215-5546 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership can send a representative to a meeting at your school to talk about the program and answer questions. For more information about Safe Routes in general, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School.