Safe Routes to Schools
Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) is a comprehensive, proven approach to getting more kids walking and biking safely to school. It gives kids and parents skills, encouragement, and inspiration through a range of activities, events, and lessons, while also addressing local pedestrian and personal safety concerns.
The Alameda County SR2S program, started by Alameda CTC in 2007, continues to reduce traffic congestion and promote healthy habits by working with educators, parents and kids to increase walking, biking and carpooling to school. It has expanded dramatically in its first five years, and in 2012 reached 100 schools across all areas of Alameda County, making this one of the largest in-depth Safe Routes to Schools programs in the nation. The program is funded by Federal funds and local Measure B funds.
Alameda County SR2S works with students, parents and schools throughout Alameda County to bring engaging and informative bicycle and pedestrian programming to their community. To learn about local programs, visit Alameda County's Safe Routes to Schools website.
Local programs are being coordinated with similar efforts worldwide. You can find more information at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, the International Walk to School website or see Alameda CTC’s Safe Routes to Schools Fact Sheet.