The City of Pittsburgh is initiating a Safe Routes to School program through the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national effort to encourage students and families to walk and bicycle to school, improving transportation safety through targeted infrastructure improvements and enforcement, walking and biking safety education and encouragement programs. The Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator is responsible for developing Pittsburgh's Safe Routes to School efforts in the city's schools with the goal of increasing the number and safety of students walking and biking to school.
- Successfully executes Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs that lead to more walking and biking at participating schools, this may include but is not limited to the following:
- Coordinates with schools and communities on events that make it easy for families to walk or bike to school such as International Walk to School Day and Walking School Bus Programs.
- Develops and presents on SRTS implementation topics to a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Provides technical assistance to schools and communities on policy issues and grants.
- Develops meaningful relationships with stakeholders and successfully cultivates leaders within stakeholder groups.
- Conducts analysis and planning to inform the development of Pittsburgh's SRTS program in partnership with the city's school district, private schools and community stakeholders.