Safe Routes to School Palo Alto



Safe Routes to School is an international movement to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school.


The goal of Safe Routes to School is to get more children bicycling and walking to schools every day. This improves community and personal health, benefits the environment, increases safety, and decreases traffic congestion around schools.


Even if you have to get to school by car, there are still options for you to help reduce congestion and make your commute less stressful.

Getting Started...

This website contains community-based information to help Palo Alto parents learn how to start their children biking and walking to school safely, to give volunteers the information they need to get involved, and to provide links to important community resources.


If you are interested in a particular school click on: Schools or for safety tips then click on Getting to School.


If you are looking for school-specific maps then click on Maps.


The green buttons on the left will help you learn about resources that are available to you in addition to these popular links.

We'd like to hear from you

If you have any questions or don't find the information you need here, please fill free to call us or send us an email. Refer to our Who To Call section.


What's New

Palo Alto Council of PTAs
Endorses Measure B

Measure B Funds will:

- Ensure that Palo Alto's fire stations and public safety operations are seismically safe and continue operating after a major earthquake

- Provide safe sidewalks, paths and bridges for bikes and pedestrians, including safe routes to school

- Maintain city streets and roads, making dangerous intersections safer for all users

- Reduce neighborhood parking impacts by creating new off-street parking options

- Maintain city parks and recreation facilities

For more info about
Yes On Measure B

Provide Comments
on the City of Palo Alto
Bicycle Boulevard Program

Plans for a new network of bicycle boulevards are under development. Learn more or provide your comments here.

Upcoming Events

Palo Alto
Walks & Rolls Events
October 6th-9th

Students at school sites across the PAUSD will celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 6th-9th. Learn more

Upcoming Classes

Bringing Up Bicyclists Parent Ed. Classes:
How to Teach Your Child the Skills and Habits of Safe Bicyclist

October 6th, 7:00-8:30pm
Ohlone Elementary
MP Room
950 Amarillo Ave.

This FREE class teaches parents of children up to age 9 what they need to know to foster and judge proper development of their children’s bicycling safety skills. The class is for parents, not for children.

3rd Grade
Bicycling Life Skills

In-school Bicycling Life Skills classes. Three lessons offered to all 3rd graders at all 12 PAUSD elementary school sites, including an on-bike event at each school with stations to practice: controlled riding, scanning, driveway/intersection dynamics, bike safety checks, and helmet fitting.