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Safe Routes to School

The Town of Amherst has partnered with local school districts and the University at Buffalo to make bicycling and walking a safer and more appealing transportation alternative in the vicinity of schools and other public places. To accomplish this goal, the Town participates in the Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) program, an initiative funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by New York State Department of Transportation. The Program provides funding assistance for development of pedestrian oriented infrastructure such as sidewalks that enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school; thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. 

The Program is currently funding pedestrian infrastructure improvements to occur in 2011 in the following locations:

The SRTS program is administered in Amherst by the Town Engineering Department, information is available at:

Town of Amherst Engineering Department
c/o SRTS
1100 North Forest Road
Williamsville, NY 14221


Contact the Engineering Department with questions about the SRTS Program at (716) 631-7154 or by email at


More information about the SRTS program is available at:

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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    (716) 631-7000
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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221