Safe Routes to School

  • Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. The program has been designed to reverse the decline in children walking and bicycling to schools.

    Safe Routes to School can also play a critical role in reversing the alarming nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity.

    In Wauwatosa, this program organizes three key events each year:

    • Walk to School Day
    • Bike to School Day
    • Winter Walk to School Day

    Through a partnership between the City of Wauwatosa, the Wauwatosa School District, private schools, community groups, and families,  we have created interactive maps where you can view the best route to walk to your school from your home. View the interactive maps for your school to determine safe, walkable routes:


    The creating of the mapping system included evaluation of routes to these schools utilizing a Geographic Information System (GIS) in order to determine:

    • optimal routes to school
    • areas for potential physical improvements
    • locations to utilize crossing guards 



    The City of Wauwatosa provides crossing guard services for public and private schools through a contracted partner. View city Crossing Guard locations here. 

    If you have questions or concerns about the Crossing Guards, please contact the City of Wauwatosa Administration Office by phone at (414) 479-8915 or email

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