School route maps inform parents and students of traffic conditions and walking and biking infrastructure around schools. Maps indicate the most convenient and accessible walking and bicycling routes to and from school. They also identify areas to avoid due to high traffic volumes, limited walkways, absence of controlled street crossings, and other potentially unsafe conditions. Maps may show sidewalks, off-street trails, marked crosswalks, crossing guards, and other facilities that assist students in walking or bicycling, as well as challenging intersections, sidewalk gaps, and other barriers.
See below for some examples of suggested route maps: