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Posted on September 1, 2021 at 12:14 pm by Lisa Atwood
The Safe Routes to School program has fun events and resources for the new school year. Here is an overview of upcoming events for the 2021-22 school year (more details to come).
Helmet giveaway in the Belle Haven neighborhood – October/November 2021The Safe Routes to School program was allocated a generous donation of 100 bike helmets from the California Department of Public Health Kids’ Plates program. The helmets will be distributed during the Walk to School week in October and Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day in November. More details to come!
Fall 2021 Walk and Roll ToolkitA Walk and Roll toolkit including ideas to promote walking and biking safety, and safe routes to school activities will be available in the fall for Menlo Park school administrators and families.
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – November 17, 2021The Safe Routes to School program will celebrate for a third year the Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Learn more about Ruby Bridges on the San Mateo County Office of Education webpage, and walk with us November 17!
Walk and Roll to School Week – May 2022The entire month of May is National Bike Month. While building a sense of community and school spirit, Walk and Roll to School days are opportunities for families to integrate and discover the benefits of active commuting to school or other day-to-day destinations such as the park, the library, grocery store, etc.
Student Travel Hand TalliesStudent Travel Tallies collect information on how students traveled to and from school over a two or three-day period. This information provides a snapshot of how students get to school for each school and grade and can track mode shifts over time to determine how safe routes to school activities impact families’ transportation behaviors. The Safe Routes to School program started collecting student travel data in 2019. As students return to school this year, it is important to continue data collection to help measure the program’s success.
Get involved!The Safe Routes to School program encourages community members to get involved at their school and plan fun events to promote alternative transportation modes to school (walking, biking, rolling, carpooling, bussing). There are many opportunities such as starting a walking school bus, planning a Walk or Bike to School Day, having a “Bike Fairy” at your school. The Safe Routes to School program can help you with your event (technical assistance, incentives, online resources and activities).