On December 20, 2016, the School Board of Broward County, Florida recognized the importance of Safe Routes to School to the health and safety of students. The Safe Routes to School Program focuses on creating a safer environment around schools and promoting opportunities for students and their families to walk, bike, or use assistive mobility devices to get to school. In Broward County, many communities are working together with municipalities, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, community-based organizations and residents to make it easier for students and families to choose active transportation as a safe, convenient, accessible and desirable option for getting to and from school and around their neighborhoods.