Welcome to Moscow, ID’s 

Safe Routes to School website

Our Annual Events:

  1. International Walk to School day (or “iWalk”) –  1st Wednesday in October. Walk to school with thousands of students around the world!

     Walk to School Day 2017 – October 4, 2017

  2. The Polar Walk – 1st Wednesday in February (find a stuffed polar bear along your route at each of the participating schools)

    The Polar Walk 2017 – February 1, 2017

  3.   Fill the Racks! – 1st Wednesday in May. Bike, walk or roll to school

     Bike to School Day 2017 – May 3, 2017

  4. Officer Newbill Kid’s Safety Fair — 1st Saturday in June at Eastside Marketplace parking lot in Moscow, ID

About our SRTS program in Moscow:

The Safe Routes to School program in Moscow started out as part of the federal Safe Routes to School program. From the beginning in 2007, under the direction of Helen Brown and Grace Goc Karp in the Movement Sciences Department at the U of Idaho, a SR2S Coordinator was hired to coordinate the program and take it to all K-8th grade schools that wanted the SR2S program. We have seen gradual enthusiasm build as schools and families have benifited from the SR2S program in this community. Across America, Safe Routes has 5 E’s : Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, and Evaluation. The Coordinator for Safe Routes to School in Moscow focuses mostly on Encouragement (events listed above) and Education (in the classroom and through other safety based events in Moscow). The City of Moscow and UI’s NIATT Engineering department has helped us cover the other E’s of SR2S; Enforcement and Engineering. And we all try our best to Evaluate our work along the way. Here in Moscow, Idaho, we are fortunate to be partnered with University of Idaho. We are looking for other businesses and organizations to work with in the future as our grant will be done in May 2014. Currently we enjoy working with the 9 schools listed below.

Our 8 SRTS Schools:

  1. Lena Whitmore
  2. A.B McDonald Elementary
  3. Russell Elementary
  4. West Park Elementary
  5. Palouse Prairie School of Experiential Learning
  6. St. Mary’s Catholic School
  7. Moscow Charter School
  8. Moscow Middle School

*You can find all relevant information about your school by clicking on your school at the bottom of this screen.

Other things Safe Routes does in Moscow:

Besides coordinating the annual encouragement events (listed above) each year, SR2S Moscow also does the following…

  • Work with the City of Moscow to gain funding for new sidewalks around schools in need (Eg. D St. to McDonald School in 2009, D st. up hill to St. Mary’s school in 2013)
  • Provide maps for all Moscow students K-8th grade to map their routes and find safe routes
  • Work with Principals to make individual school priorities happen
  • Help coordinate Walking School Buses at each participating school
  • Provide Crossing Guards with needed supplies
  • Get “it’s the law to stop for pedestrians” signs for each school
  • Work with PTA leaders to organize additional incentive programs like “Punch cards” and “One less car campaigns” to encourage daily walking and biking
  • Provide funds to buy helmets for students in need
  • Work with schools on Drop off and Pick up procedures
  • Coordinate UI students to donate their knowledge and man-power to schools for events and safety assessments
  • Order and provide prizes and mementos for schools for each of our 4 annual events

* See our “Blog” tab to see recent posts, information and pictures!

SRTS is a program brought to you from the U of Idaho Movement Sciences Department, under the direction of Helen Brown http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/movementsciences/helenbrown

Other Community Partners: