Blog Posts on Safe Routes to School and Safety
January 13, 2021

The Problem

Kamali’i is a dead-end street in the rear of Kilauea School in Kauai, Hawaii. Although “No School Drop Off” signs are posted clearly on the gate and reiterated through newsletters, personal requests, and various other methods, parents still drop off their children at the back of the school. The issue is that there is no place to safely turn around so cars must backup down the street. It causes chaos, congestion, and unsafe situations for children trying to walk or bike safely to school as well as residents of the street.

Topics: Safe Routes to School Programs, Safety, Traffic and Congestion Local Practice & Policy

When we talk about federal transportation dollars in this space, we most often focus on the Transportation Alternatives Program, since it has a strong focus on funding Safe Routes to School programs and bicycling and walking infrastructure.

Topics: Federal Funding/Policy, Safety National Policy & Advocacy