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About Maine Safe Routes to School

The Maine Safe Routes to School—Walk and Bike to School Program is a statewide effort among Maine communities to increase bicycling and walking to school for improved public safety, public health, fiscal responsibility, and a cleaner environment. The Maine Safe Routes to School Program is part of the national, federally-funded, Safe Routes to School Program.

In partnership with the Maine Department of Transportation, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine provides staff support and resources to schools and communities to increase the number of students walking and bicycling to school. Walking and bicycling is a great way for kids to be healthy and enjoy Maine's beautiful outdoors!

Success Reports

Check out our Annual Success Reports to learn more about what we do:

What We Do

  • Communicate valuable Walk and Bike to School information (e.g. up-coming events, training Webinars, news and grant and funding opportunities) through our regular electronic newsletter. Subscribe to our e-newsletter and keep up-to-date with the latest from Safe Routes!
  • Build local Walk and Bike to School partnerships with schools, parents health advocates and community members. Contact us for more information!
  • Provide guidance on how to organize Walk and Bike to School events and do School Travel Plans to identify solutions to existing barriers to students walking and biking. Visit our Encouragement Programs page for more information!
  • Fund construction projects that will improve pedestrian and bicycle routes to schools and link town centers and neighborhoods so that students and their families can safely walk and bike to school. Visit our Infrastructure Improvements page for more information and Contact Us to help you navigate the process!