Safe Routes to School

Statewide, Massachusetts

Everyone Benefits from Safer Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an approach that promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school (U.S. Department of Transportation, https://www.transportation.gov/mission/health/Safe-Routes-to-School-Programs).

Howard Stein Hudson is actively engaged in helping communities navigate the process of creating safer routes to schools.  Our approach includes evaluating your current infrastructure and recommending improvements that can work within your budget, whatever it is. We engage with community leaders to ensure everyone involved in on board with the recommended improvements.  We educate students, crossing guards, bus drivers and monitors, and school staff on the new safer routes to school to ensure success!

  • Safer Routes Mean Safer Students
  • Increased Walking and Bicycling to School
  • Lower Transportation Costs
  • Reduced Crossing Guard Dependence
  • Reduced Traffic Congestion
  • Reduced Student Absences and Tardiness

We will:

  • Evaluate existing safety infrastructure.
  • Consider appropriate pedestrian and bicycle best practices for your location.
  • Assess arrival and dismissal procedures.
  • Balance infrastructure improvements with Crossing Guard dependence.
  • Recommend improvements within your budget.
  • Work with community leaders to develop a clear plan for safe transportation to schools.
  • Educate school community on new procedures for safety.

Meet Our Team

Erin Reed, Safe Routes to School Specialist
A recognized Safe Routes to School expert, Erin focuses on facilitating communication between the public, government, and designers to create the networks residents ages 8-80 use to live, work, and play.

Elizabeth Peart, School Campus Transportation SpecialistElizabeth Peart
Liz focuses on the transportation aspects of SRTS, focusing on student drop-off/pick-up activity, staff parking, pedestrian safety, and intersection analysis.

Keri Pyke, P.E., PTOE, Principal of Planning
Keri brings a unique mix of technical, policy, and planning skills, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills to projects.  Keri is well-versed in operational analysis, parking, safety studies, pedestrian and bicycle studies, traffic signal design, traffic management, and peer reviews.

Jocelyn Dewire, School Campus Infrastructure Specialist
Jocelyn is a civil engineer with extensive experience with transportation improvement projects, including sidewalk improvements; pedestrian, bicycle, and multimodal Complete Streets design and implementation; and intersection improvements.

Paul Nelson, Manager of Planning
Paul focuses on identifying funding strategies that help ensure that safer transportation connections for all can transition from plan to reality.  He has extensive experience pedestrian and bicycle planning experience, including developing the Shared Use Path Planning and Design Guide.