Pasadena Safe Routes to School Plan
Spearheaded by Healthy Living Matters (HLM), the Pasadena SRTS Plan was developed to identify strategies to increase walking and biking to school and increase physical activity levels and health of students. The BE Unit conducted an assessment of the walking environment around seven priority schools using HCPH’s Environmental Scan Tool (EST). The development of this plan was supported by Pasadena Vibrant Community, an initiative of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, made possible by an investment from and collaboration with Shell Oil. The full Pasadena SRTS Plan can be found here.
Baytown Safe Routes to School Plan
The purpose of the Baytown Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plan was to provide recommendations and a guide for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD), the City of Baytown, parents, educators and community members in their efforts to create safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bike and walk to and from school. In 2019, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) embarked on a year-long effort with the support of the Be Well™ Baytown Steering Committee and GCCISD faculty and staff to develop the Baytown SRTS plan for six priority elementary schools – with the goal of making it easier, safer, and more inviting for students and their families to walk or bike to and from school. The full Baytown SRTS plan can be found here.
Acres Homes Safe Routes to School Program
The Safe Routes to School Acres Homes program aims to increase physical activity in school-aged children. Under this project, HCPH will facilitate collaboration between the City of Houston, Aldine ISD, Houston ISD, and other partners to create Safe Routes to School (SRTS) action plan for education and improved infrastructure to walk and bike safely around the Acres Homes neighborhood.