There is growing concern in Utah and nationally about the safety of children who walk or bike to school. With increased traffic congestion around schools, students who choose to walk or bike have limited safe routes, which discourages this healthy activity. To assist in addressing this public safety and health issue, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) assists schools with their legal responsibility of creating a SNAP Plan, or safe routing map and accompanying text description, showing the safest routes to walk and bike to school.
For questions about a particular safe routing map, contact the school’s principal or other designated representative.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Safe Routes Utah is a fun and comprehensive program for walking and biking safely to school that engages and educates students, parents, school administrators, crossing guards and communities. Safe Routes Utah assists schools with their legal responsibility of creating a Safe Routes Plan, and includes year-round efforts to increase safe walking and biking to school across Utah. For more information about Safe Routes Utah, visit https://www.saferoutes.utah.gov.
Each school is responsible for creating and maintaining their SNAP Plan. To access a school’s SNAP Plan, check the school’s website or contact a school representative.
A SNAP Plan is a safe routing map and accompanying text description showing the safest routes to walk and bike to school. By Utah law, all elementary, middle and junior high schools are required to have a current SNAP Plan.
Each school is responsible for creating and maintaining their SNAP Plan. The process of creating a SNAP Plan is a cooperative effort between: • School administrators or officials • Parents • School community councils • Local municipalities • Local law enforcement agencies • UDOT