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Welcome to the San Francisco Safe Routes to School (SF-SRTS) website. The SF-SRTS Partnership is funded to work with public elementary schools to promote safe and active walking and biking to school, but the resources on this site are available to anyone interested in creating a healthier and safer environment for students to walk and bike to school.

Currently SF-SRTS works with 15 elementary schools, but the program is expanding to 40 schools! Contact Ana Validzic if you would like more information on how to make your school a Safe Routes School!

Job Opportunity!

Position: Travel Tally Data Collector (Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese helpful)

Duties: Travel to assigned SFUSD elementary schools, work in teams to enter classrooms and administer tally of student travel modes (asking how students get to and from school). Count students and fill in travel tally tool. Maintain organized record of classrooms entered and classrooms still needed to be tallied.  

Find the full description, here.

Interested parties should contact Jennifer Chinchilla at staff@sfsaferoutes.org by Thursday, July 31st.

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SF Safe Routes to School Program Goals:

  • To increase bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic safety around schools;
  • To decrease traffic congestion around schools;
  • To reduce childhood obesity by increasing number of children walking and biking to school; and
  • To improve air quality, community safety and security, and community involvement around school.

Safe Routes to School goals are achieved through the following strategies:

Education
  • Educate 2nd grade classes on pedestrian safety
  • Educate 4th grade classes on bicycle safety
  • Distribute walk & bike maps for students specific to schools
Encouragement
  • Train and organize walking school buses and bike trains
  • Organize International Walk to School Day events (October 9, 2013)
  • Organize San Francisco Bike to School Week (spring 2014)
Enforcement
  • Conduct traffic enforcement around schools
Engineering
  • Conduct walking audits of school to examine traffic safety needs of streets and sidewalks near schools
Evaluation
  • Collect and analyze how schoolchildren get to and from school
  • Collect and analyze surveys from parents on knowledge and attitudes towards walking and biking