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Safe Routes to School: Cedar Lee Middle School

What is SRTS? The SRTS program is a federally-funded program created to:

  • Enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school
  • Make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age
  • Kids walking on trailFacilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools

What are the benefits of a SRTS program?

  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Improve driver behavior
  • Increase bicycling and walking to school

What is the plan for Cedar Lee Middle School?

            The SRTS program will be implemented in two parts.  The first part, infrastructure improvements, will be led by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation and will include the following improvements.  The second part, a school-led SRTS program, voluntarily offered to students who live within walking distance to Cedar Lee, will occur once the infrastructure is complete. 

  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Bicycle racks
  • Shared- use path constructed along Schoolhouse Road
  • Shared-use path constructed under Route 17 connecting to neighborhoods on north side of bridge (includes fencing along railroad tracks)
  • Street crossing improvements
  • ADA accessible
  • Connecting school, neighborhoods, businesses, and library by walking/biking routes

What is the timeline?

  • The Fauquier Board of Supervisors officially approved the acceptance of the VDOT Safe Routes to School Grant for Cedar Lee Middle School Infrastructure improvements at the September 2012 meeting.
  • This website will post status updates regularly.  For more information, contact Parks and Recreation. 

For examples of successful SRTS programs, check out the following websites:


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