Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) encourages students to walk and bike to/from school. It also educates students on traffic safety.

The benefits include:

- Improved physical health of students

- Higher student self-esteem

- Purer air quality

- Less car congestion

- Friendlier neighborhood.

The centerpiece of this program is an ongoing incentive program to encourage students to walk/bike to/from school. These programs include Red Shoe competition and monthly prize giveaways like a scooter raffle.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department, which runs the local Safe Routes to School program for area schools, provides funding and a lot of good information and support. WVPTO provides funding as well.

Positions (1/6 filled)

Committee Leader Signed Up: 0 / 1

Work with the school administration (principal, teachers) and the county Safe Routes to School administration to carry out activities. The activities are optional, except the student tallies which are required. But the more you implement, the better results you’ll have.: Ongoing incentive program (e.g. Red Shoe award, scooter raffles). Student tallies - taken 6 days/year at lunchtime. Family Fun Night - an evening to educate families on importance of coming to school car-free; offers free bike maintenance service, free helmet giveaways. Bike Rodeo - to educate students on biking in traffic safely. Traffic Safety Instruction - to educate students on walking on streets safely.
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Ongoing Incentive Program Signed Up: 0 / 2

putting up student tracking sheets. preparing student tracking sheets, tallying sheets.
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Student Tallies Signed Up: 0 / 4

Take tallies at lunch on 6 days.
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Family Fun Night Signed Up: 1 / 1

The SRTS county office will run it, but you just have to be there.

Bike Rodeo Signed Up: 0 / 8

The SRTS county office will run it, but you just have to be there.
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Mapping Project Signed Up: 0 / 8

Map the routes students take to school.
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