Safe Routes Nebraska
About the Safe Routes Program
Safe Routes Nebraska (SRN) was begun several years ago as a Federally funded program at the State level. The purpose was to provide a variety of information to Educators, Parents, and Community Groups, to help encourage the development of programs to enable and encourage students to walk and bike to school safely. SRN also provides information on possible funding to help make improvements to the routes that students use. These improvements may include physical infrastructure changes, or non-infrastructure programs.
Until 2012, Safe Routes was funded through federal-aid highway funds distributed to each state by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In July 2012, Congress passed a new transportation bill that requires Safe Routes to compete for federal funding alongside other entities as part of a new program called Transportation Alternatives. The FHWA is charged with putting this legislation into practice, and you can find more information about the new bill on the FHWA website linked below.
Nebraska is in the process of determining how to move forward under the new legislation. One more round of funding was announced on November 8, 2013. Click HERE to view information about it, or click the FUNDING link at the top of this page.
If you have any questions regarding Safe Routes funding, or are interested in funding when it becomes available in Nebraska, please email: Safe Routes Nebraska Coordinator.