Retro Metro Kids: Archuleta School District’s Safe Routes to School Program

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Photo courtesy Annie Sewell
A Pagosa Springs Middle School student practices bike driving skills in the hallway as part of the Retro Metro Kids Bike Driving 101 program. The course was held inside due to the snow.

By Annie Sewell
Special to The SUN

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded program available for implementation in all 50 states. SRTS programs aim to create safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. The goal is to get more kids walking and biking to school, increase kids’ safety and reverse the alarming nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity.

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