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Welcome to the San Francisco Safe Routes to School (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 for anyone to download who is interested in creating a healthier and safer environment for students to walk and bike to school.
San Francisco’s 2012-2013 Safe Routes to School Program
Participating Schools and Neighborhoods in 2012-2013. More than 50% of students at these schools live within one mile of their school.
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:
- Educate Kindergarten classes on benefits of walking and bicycling to/from school
- Educate 1st grade classes on benefits of walking and bicycling to/from school
- Educate 2nd grade classes on pedestrian safety
- Educate 4th grade classes on bicycle safety
- Distribute walk & bike maps for students specific to schools
- Educate parents/caregivers on benefits of reducing auto idling in front of school
- Train and organize walking school buses and bike trains
- Organize International Walk to School Day events (October 3, 2012)
- Organize San Francisco Bike to School Day (spring 2013)
- Collect and analyze how schoolchildren get to and from school
- Collect and analyze surveys from parents on knowledge and attitudes towards walking and biking