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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 15 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.

San Francisco Bike and Roll to School Week is April 21-25, 2014

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Bike to School Week 2013

Join the Safe Routes to School Partnership and schools throughout San Francisco as we celebrate the power of biking, community and health through Bike and Roll to School Week, April 21 -25, 2014Bike and Roll to School Week is an annual spring celebration when thousands of children of all ages and their parents bike to school together.  This encouragement event of the San Francisco Safe Routes to School Program is organized by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. The weeklong format adopted in 2013 makes it possible for schools to choose the best day to participate.

In April 2013, over four thousand students and their parents biked and rolled to school together in San Francisco at 53 schools across the city. We look forward to an even bigger celebration this year! Visit our Bike and Roll to School Week event page for more details about exciting raffles and giveaways for participating schools.
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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