Safe Routes to School
Use the Carrollton GreenBelt
to safely walk & roll to school!
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program improves quality of life for kids and communities by promoting healthy living, safe infrastructure, and physical activity, starting with bicycling and walking to school and beyond. The Carrollton GreenBelt trail provides safe, convenient and fun opportunity for students to walk or bike to school.
The GreenBelt connects several neighborhoods to the Carrollton City Schools Campus. Live too far to walk or bike from home? No problem! Join parents at the GreenBelt trail heads and spend 15-20 minutes walking with your kids!
• Overall Health
• Academic Performance
• Classroom Behavior
• Traffic Congestion
• Campus Air Quality
- Target (off Highway 27 in McIntosh Plaza),
- Hays Mill Road (480 Hays Mill Road,
- CVS on Maple Street.
Ready to Walk& Roll?
Remember to follow the trail rules:
- Be safe – do not race on the trail.
- Be courteous to others.
- Be kind to wildlife.
- Have fun!
And when you get to school – enjoy the “Grab ‘N’ Go” school breakfast. Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not everyone has time to sit down and enjoy a healthy meal at home before school. Carrollton City Schools has a solution to that problem with its School Breakfast Program. Grab ‘N’ Go breakfast options are available so students can grab a nutritious breakfast and eat it in the classroom.
Get Healthy, Live Well Coalition
On October 6th, 2016, Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well and Carrollton City Schools celebrated the inaugural season of Safe Routes to School on the International Walk to School Day. During the after-school event hosted on the school campus, students had a chance to get properly fitted for a helmet, win small prizes, and learn about bike safety from the Carrollton City Police Bike Unit.
The event also featured a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating a new bike and pedestrian path in front of the elementary school. The community came together to make it safer for kids to bike and walk to school, enabling families to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Parents from the Carrollton City Schools PTVO worked with the school administration and the City of Carrollton Government to create the Trojan Lane – a pedestrian/bike access to the Carrollton Elementary School. The new path was made possible by donations from the Fulford Family Foundation and Grillo and Associates LLC. Tanner’s Get Healthy, Live Well efforts, including Safe Routes to School program, were funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Carrollton City Schools
“Our district is lucky to have such supportive, caring parents, and the addition of the new bike and pedestrian path is another way our families and schools are able to partner together to support our students.” Mark Albertus, superintendent of Carrollton City Schools.
“We try to make walking and biking to school fun, and fun is the key. If you design a community in the right way, health just happens.”Phyllis Head, Tanner’s Get Healthy, Live Well.
“The city is always excited to see infrastructure improvements like this path, which enhance the community by providing safe conditions for children to walk or bike to school.” Carrollton Mayor Walt Hollingsworth.
Carrollton Police Officer Michael Busch demonstrates how to properly wear a bike helmet .
Phyllis Head from Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well, passes out goody bags during the event.
Fulford Family Foundation and Grillo and Associates made the Trojan Lane possible.
Carrollton Police Officer Kurt Catudal hands out stickers and talks to students about bike safety.