Safe Routes Philly

Supporting safe, healthy environments for students to walk, bike, and roll to school.

Safe Routes Philly is a school and community-based program of the City of Philadelphia that helps educators create safe, healthy environments for students to actively commute to and from school.  Safe Routes Philly includes pedestrian and bicycle safety for educators and support through community events like Walk to School Day, walking school buses, and family learn-to-rides.

Safe Routes Philly is under development! Check back in Fall of 2020 for more information.

Save the Date!

  • Bike to School Day 2020: Wednesday, May 6.
  • Walk to School Day 2020: Wednesday, October 7.

For more information and resources for these events, visit this link.

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Contact Safe Routes Philly

Questions? Contact us at SafeRoutesPhilly@phila.gov.


Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet

The City has a bold goal of becoming 90% zero waste and litter-free by 2035

Vision Zero Task Force

Establishing data-driven strategies for reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero

Transit First Initiative

Partnering with SEPTA to strengthen communication, trust, and cooperation between agencies while improving transit

Street Furniture Program

Improving transit amenities throughout the city

Safe Routes Philly

Creating safe, healthy environments for students to walk, bike, and roll to school.

Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program

Developing a series of improvements to create a more inviting corridor that is safe, accessible, and reliable for all users

Philly Free Streets

Temporarily closing Philly streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play

Philadelphia Trail Network Planning

Ensuring trail development and maintenance projects benefit all Philadelphians and promote connectivity, safety, and access to open spaces

Pedestrian & Bicycle Network Development

Working to upgrade and expand the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and policies that keep Philadelphians safe and moving


Launching and managing the City’s newest form of public transportation to be affordable, healthy, and fun for all

I-95 Improvement Project

City's redevelopment of Penn's Landing, in collaboration with PennDOT and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

Electric Vehicle Policy Task Force

Encouraging EV use in Philadelphia as part of the City's wider multimodal strategy

Dockless Bike Share Pilot

Learn more about Philadelphia's dockless bike share pilot program.


Philadelphia's strategic transportation plan.

Complete Streets

Ensuring our street infrastructure best serves the needs of Philadelphians now and in the future

Bike Corral & Rack, Pedestrian Plaza, and Parklet Programs

Increasing street vibrancy and improving quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and commercial corridors

Better Bike Share Partnership

Leading the national initiative to bring affordable bike share access to all

Automated Red Light Enforcement Program

Implementing safety improvements on high risk corridors and intersections to reduce severe and fatal crashes and enhance transportation choices