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Safe Routes to School
The SRTS Taskforce is a coalition of stakeholders including parents, school staff, town staff, and older youth and related committee members. We are an alliance partner of the Massachusetts SRTS Program which works to increase safe biking, walking and other forms of active transportation among K-12 students by using a collaborative community-focused approach that bridges the gap between health and transportation. SRTS utilizes the 6 E’s to implement its program: Education, Encouragement, Engagement, Equity, and Engineering. The Taskforce will meet 6-12 times per year working on tasks such as:
- Identifying safety issues in the vicinity of Lexington schools
- Promoting active and alternative transportation options to improve health, ease congestion, and reduce CO2 emissions, including via the state’s flagship fall, winter and spring events
- Encouraging adherence to the state’s anti-idling laws adjacent to schools
- Promoting attention to SRTS issues in the design of new school facilities
- Working to incorporate SRTS concepts, particularly pedestrian and bike safety into the school curriculum
Email the Transportation Services Department or call 781-698-4820 for more information or to participate on the taskforce.
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 email@example.com.
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!
Pedestrian & Bike Infrastructure Projects
Be sure to check out the Town-wide Bike and Pedestrian Plan! Lexington's Town-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will prioritize future improvements to our streets, sidewalks, and shared use paths to provide meaningful connections that gets people where they want to go. The Plan will be an important tool as the Town makes future mobility investments.
Wondering what's currently being worked on? Check out the Pedestrian and Bike Projects page for more info.
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