Safe Routes to School
We have a wealth of places to bike in our area, as well as groups and shops to give you the best cycling experience!
- Minuteman Bikeway: Maps and information about the bikeway that runs through Lexington from Bedford to the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge
- Interested in biking to school but not sure where to start? Fill out our bike train/walking school bus interest form and we'll get you connected to the right people!
- Safe Routes to School is a program to increase safe walking and biking to school for elementary and middle schoolers.
- Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee advises the Select Board on all matters related to bike routes and bike policy, and Friends of Lexington Bikeways supports biking in and around Lexington.
- Battle Road Bikes, Conte Bikes, Pedego Electric Bikes, Lexington Cycle, and The Cycle Loft are bike shops in and near Lexington, offering parts, repairs, rentals, and advice.
- Winter Cycling Workshop online!
- See all of our biking resources and options.
Lexington is a great place to walk, with sidewalks, trails and even a track to walk on.
- ACROSS Lexington: Public access routes to get you all across town
- Safe Routes to School is a program to increase safe walking and biking to school for elementary and middle schoolers. Check out the Safe Routes maps for Lexington schools here. Interested in walking with other families? Fill out the Walking School Bus interest form and we'll get you connected to the right people!
- Check out guided walks and independent activities from Citizens for Lexington Conservation.
- Parks, Playgrounds, Fields, and Track offer many opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities.
- Have a safety concern? Submit it to the Transportation Safety Group.
- See all of our walking information and resources.
We have several bus options in Lexington:
- Lexpress: Community public transit service, including stops at Arlington Heights MBTA Busway and connection to LRTA at Lahey Burlington
- MBTA (The "T"): MBTA Bus Routes 62 and 76 (and 62/76) go through Lexington, connecting you to the rest of the T through Alewife station in Cambridge.
- The Rev Shuttle and the AWF shuttle: Commuter buses that run between Alewife T Station and the business areas of Lexington
- See all of our bus information and options.
Additional Transportation Options
Check out our full range of transportation services on the Transportation Services page.
School Traffic Congestion
To help reduce traffic and environmental impacts around schools, please consider options other than driving.
- MassDOT has prepared Safe Routes to School maps for each of the K–8 schools in Lexington to help you map walking and biking routes. For high school routes, view both of the middle school maps that, combined, cover all of Lexington. You can also get walking and biking directions with Google Maps.
- Talk with families in your neighborhood about setting up walking school buses and bike trains (PDF).
- You can also register for the school bus.
- Older youth may want to consider riding Lexpress and/or the MBTA for flexible transportation options. Both have youth fares or youth passes. MBTA Student CharlieCards are available to all LPS middle school and high school students. High school students can go to room 145 to request a card, and middle school students can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many options for getting to and from school that don't involve driving, and many of these options are great for after-school and summer activities!
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Pedestrian & Bike Infrastructure Projects
Wondering what's currently being worked on? Check out the Pedestrian and Bike Projects page for more info.