Safe Routes to School program

The purpose of Menlo Park's Safe Routes to Schools program is to enhance access to all schools that serve Menlo Park residents. The City leads the preparation of a Safe Routes to Schools plan with a particular focus on gathering input and feedback from school students, parents, and residents near the school. The plans are also prepared in close coordination with the school district and administration.

SRTS Task Force and newsletter

Over the course of Summer 2019, the City, along with its consultant Alta Planning + Design, will begin the creation of a Task Force to help guide the program. This committee will be comprised of public school districts, City staff, police, community members, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss issues, concerns, and craft recommendations to improve the program. If you are interested in joining or learning more, please reach out to Andre-Anne Cadieux, the Menlo Park Safe Routes to School Coordinator. 

Along with Task Force, the Safe Routes to School program will release a digital newsletter as another way to increase communications to keep parents, children, and residents in the know. The first issue aims to be released in late Summer/early Fall 2019 in coordination with the new school year.

Recent and upcoming meetings


 Date  Topic  Location
March 24, 2019
1-4 p.m.
SRTS Spring Party Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Sequoia Room/Patio
700 Alma St.
November 14, 2018
1-4 p.m.
SRTS Community Meeting
(Se habla español)
Menlo Park Senior Center
110 Terminal Ave.
November 13, 2018
6-8 p.m.
SRTS Community Meeting
Hillview Middle School
Performing Arts Center
1100 Elder Ave.
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Sequoia Room / Patio
700 Alma St.
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Sequoia Room / Patio
700 Alma St.

Strategy, Walk and Roll maps


A draft Safe Routes to School strategy guide was created to provide best practices and suggestions on implementing the program in Menlo Park, based on findings from national programs. Additionally, the following are draft Walk and Roll maps created for both public and private schools to facilitate the best route for bicycling or walking to school from local neighborhoods. Please submit any comments / feedback on both the strategy or maps by answering this quick survey by June 14, 2019.

Additional resources


For more information and resources, including useful tips and education resources for both teachers and parents, please visit the San Mateo County Office of Education Safe Routes to School webpage. This includes useful tips and education resources for both teachers and parents to share with children about traveling to school safely.

Individual projects