Safe Routes


Safe Routes

Safe Routes to School programs aim to make it safer for students to walk and bike to school and encourage more walking and biking where safety is not a barrier. Transportation, public health and planning professionals, school communities, law enforcement officers, community groups and families all have roles to play using education, encouragement, engineering and enforcement to meet a local community’s needs. The Built Environment Unit has conducted several Safe Routes plans and is working on the first Safe Routes to Park plan. Full reports can be found below.

For more information contact:

Harris County Public Health
Built Environment Program
(713) 274-6300 
Main Switchboard: 
(713) 439-6000
[email protected].

Safe Routes to Parks (SRTP)
Baytown Safe Routes to Parks

The BE Unit conducted assessments of the walking environment around five Baytown parks using HCPH’s Environmental Scan Tool (EST) and the park usage metrics by utilizing the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC) combined with behavioral mapping techniques. The full report is currently in progress and will be completed by the end of 2021.