Safe Routes to School

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Safe Routes to School logoSafe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program that empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity. Program goals are to have more students and adults active to help improve fitness levels, to reduce congestion around schools, and to improve air quality around schools. Decatur has had an active SRTS program since 2005. Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Decatur Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program.


It's time for the 2019 Bike to School Poster Contest!

May is National Bike Month and Decatur Safe Routes to School invites children in participating schools to enter the 4th annual Bike to School Month Poster Contest. Winners will receive a gift certificate from Bicycle South, our contest sponsor. Each of the four winning posters will be printed and the winners will present their posters to the City Commission at a May meeting.

The entry deadline is March 8, 2019 no later than 3 p.m.

Click here for more information and the entry brochure.


Congratulations to Charlene Germany, Metro Atlanta Crossing Guard of the Year!




Stop, Drop and Walk to F.AVE

We have created four "Drop and Walk" routes to the 4/5 Academy. If you live too far from F.AVE to have your child walk or bike, consider dropping them at one of the suggested locations and walk with friends the rest of the way to school. Click here for the maps and routes.


2018 - 2019 Safe Routes to School Recommended Routes


Decatur Active Living partnered with the City's Planning Division to produce the safe routes map. We think this will be very helpful for both parents and children as they plan their walking and/or biking route to school. Crossing Guard locations are also included.
Click here for a full size version.


Decatur Walk & Roll Dates 2018 - 2019 

In addition to International Walk and Roll to School Day on October 10, 2018,Georgia Walk and Roll to School Day on March 6, 2019 and Bike to School Day on May 8, 2019, each school has designated monthly walk and roll days. 

Check back later for updates....

College Heights Early Learning Center
October  and March
Click here for designated routes

Clairemont Walk & Roll Days
September 12, October 10, November 7, January16,  February 13 , March  13, April 17, May 8
Click here for Clairemont designated routes and information. 

4/5 Academy at 5th Avenue Walk & Roll Days
September 11, October  16, November 13, December 13, January TBD, February TBD, March  6, April , May  8 

Glennwood Elementary
September 5, October 10, November 7, December  5, March 6, April 10, May 1
Click here for Glennwood designated routes.

Oakhurst Elementary
September  12, October  10, November  14, December 12, January 10, February 13, March 6 , April 10, May 8
Click here for Oakhurst designated routes.

Oakhurst ES Off-site parking and meet-up points: Commercial lot on the corner of College and Mead (The Imperial),
Thankful Missionary Baptist Church lot at the corner of Mead and College, and
Oakhurst Park parking lot

Westchester Elementary
September , October 1,  November , December , January , February , March , May  
Click here for Westchester designated routes.

Winnona Park Elementary
September 12, Walktober: October 3, 11, 17, 24, 31,  November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 6, April 10, May 8   
Click here for Winnona Park designated routes.
NEW! Alternative Commute Options for Winnona park students! Click here.

Renfroe Middle School
October   and March 


DHA group photo

Volunteers and Active Living Staff Assist with Walking Children to School

SRTS Contacts

Safe Routes to School Georgia IMG_1405
Marielena Guiterrez


City of Decatur
Gregory White 
Director, Decatur Active Living

Cheryl Burnette
Assistant Director, Decatur Active Living

College Heights Early Learning Center
Josh LeFrancois
Stacey Labouchere

Clairemont Elementary School                                winnona.5
Danielle Suchdev
Emily Beard
Meredith Mason-Ward

Glennwood Academy                                             
Ingrid Rogan
Marishyl Ford

Oakhurst Elementary School 
Katie Pugh

Westchester Elementary School
Kendall Hamilton
Michelle Stevens
Steve Campbell

Winnona Park Elementary School
Brooke Schembri
Julie Wood

4-5 Academy at 5th Avenue
Peter Wakefield IMG_1413

Renfroe MIddle School
Christie Chalberg
Lisa Coronado









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