Fewer and fewer children who live close to school regularly walk or ride a bike to classes. And this is largely due to safety concerns: speeding traffic, distracted drivers and inadequate sidewalks or other pedestrian infrastructure. The Safe Routes to School program is a national program that looks to reverse this trend. The goal of the SRTS program is to enable and encourage children to safely walk and bike to school. Not only does it work to educate children and give them the skills to get to school safely, but it also works to address infrastructure needs that may prevent children from walking and biking. In the process, programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone.