Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School is a national, state, and county-wide effort to promote walking and biking to school and making walking to school, safe, popular, and fun for families. In an effort to decrease traffic congestion around schools and increase safety, academic performance and wellness for HCPS students, the Transportation Department has collaborated with Hillsborough MPO School Transportation Work Group (STWG) chaired by Board member Cindy Stuart.
International Walk to School Day encourages students around the world to get out and get moving, combating childhood obesity by upping students' activity levels. It is celebrated internationally on October 4th to promote the importance of physical activity by engaging schools, students, and communities. This one-day event is geared toward creating change in community culture and creating mobility and transportation options for all. While the event only occurs once per year, it's a conversation starter and change initiator for schools and communities. Join HCPS in the movement!Read More
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have joined forces as part of an ongoing partnership to raise awareness on bicycle and pedestrian safety for HCPS students.Read More
As students get ready to head back to class, Hillsborough County Public Schools is preparing for more kids to walk and bike to school. About 7,500 students within 2 miles from their school are no longer eligible for courtesy busing.Read More