The CommuteDPS program provides school leaders and staff with tools to create and communicate school travel plans that develop proper pick-up and drop-off protocols to make campuses more pedestrian friendly and safe. A school travel plan is a document that outlines how to improve busing, carpooling, walking and bicycling conditions surrounding a campus to increase the likelihood of students and visitors using active transportation safely. Click here to download a toolkit that will assist you in the implementation of a travel plan (.pdf).
How CommuteDPS was created
Denver Public Schools (DPS) Transportation Services has an abiding interest in implementing innovative transportation services that support the growth and development of the DPS community. In an effort to decrease traffic congestion around schools and increase safety, academic performance and wellness for DPS students, we collaborated with the City of Denver, Denver Public Health and Denver Safe Routes to School Coalition using a grant from Kaiser Permanente to implement Commute Denver Public Schools (CommuteDPS) in 2015. In 2017, DPS was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to expand the CommuteDPS program to reach families and students.
CommuteDPS provides school leaders with tools to create and communicate School Travel Plans that develop proper pick-up and drop-off protocols to make campuses more pedestrian friendly and safe. Children have multiple options for traveling to and from school such as walking, biking, taking the school bus and carpooling. Campus safety is a priority so we encourage schools and parents to explore and use one of the many commuting options to school.
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