Be Active Safe Routes

In Lawrence and Douglas County, the Be Active Safe Routes program is a comprehensive approach to make neighborhoods safe and accessible for EVERYONE. In addition to improving safety, Be Active Safe Routes benefits communities by reducing traffic congestion and air pollution, increasing the opportunity to be physically active and building community cohesion.

Be Active Safe Routes is possible because of many partnerships within the community all working toward one common goal: safe routes for all. 

Lawrence Public Schools, in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) want to learn your thoughts about travel to and from school for children in grades K-8. Lawrence parents can learn more and take the survey here or in the form below.

As the second opportunity for engagement in the process, the Be Active Safe Routes Open House will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Flory Building of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., in Lawrence. The survey information will guide discussion at the open house and be utilized in the City of Lawrence’s citywide Safe Routes to School Plan to set priorities for implementation.