Safe Routes to School Improvement Projects
As part of the 2016 Mobility Bond and the 2020 Bond, Austin Public Works’ Safe Routes to School Program is identifying projects to help children safely and easily travel to and from school. All projects meet ADA-accessibility standards and range from sidewalk repairs and safer street crossings, to new bikeways or sidewalks, and more.
The 2016 Mobility Bond included $27.5M for Safe Routes to School. These funds will be divided evenly between all 10 Austin City Council districts. The 2020 Bond includes an additional $20M for high and very high priority Safe Routes to School projects citywide.
Learn More about Safe Routes Improvements Near You
Find your neighborhood school in the map below to learn more about Safe Routes recommendations for your area.
How To Use This Map: First, search for your school in the map below. Then, click on the "school" icon for a link with more information about recommended projects near you.
Infrastructure Reports and Project Recommendations
We have created an Infrastructure Report for each City Council district. Find your neighborhood school in the map above to see the report for your City Council District, along with project updates for schools within the district.
The Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Reports list and rank projects to improve students’ routes to elementary and middle schools within that district. They also include a map with recommended project locations.
See the Safe Routes to School Citywide Summary Report here to learn more about this effort.
We worked with the community to learn about challenges students across Austin face when traveling to and home from school. Between November 2017 through July 2019, we reached out to parents, neighbors, and schools to get input.
Our team gathered feedback through:
- Walk audits of 137 schools
- District-wide public meetings and pop-up events
- Feedback in an interactive online map
- Online surveys following the release of each district's draft Infrastructure Report
Depending on future funding, our team plans to update these reports every five years.
Find your local school on the map at the top of this page to learn more about our public process in your district.
Safe Routes Improvement Projects
Provide your email below for Safe Routes to School updates. You can also contact SafeRoutestoSchool@austintexas.gov for questions about Safe Routes projects in your area.