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. For more information, visit the City of Palo Alto’s Safe Routes to School web page here:


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

Upcoming Events

Go Green!
Cool Your Commute Events
March 16-20 & April 20-24

Students at school sites across PAUSD are encouraged to try green ways to reduce school commute car trips and use safe and healthy alternatives like walking, bicycling, riding the bus, or carpooling.

May is Bike Month

Bike Month is a national event that celebrates the bicycle, a unique, fun, and green form of transportation.

The City of Palo Alto will celebrate Bike Month by highlighting bicycling and walking facility improvements in our community and "Bike to Work Day" events, joined by some PAUSD schools. Dates to be posted here soon.

Upcoming Classes

Safe Moves (Grades k-2)
March & April
K-2 students learn pedestrian safety skills in a fun, participatory in-school assembly.

5th Grade Bike Safety
Refresher Classes Coming This Spring!
This grade level in-school assembly prepares 5th grade students for their upcoming milestone—independent bicycle commuting to middle school. Students get a refresher on how to “drive” their bikes safely: rules of the road, helmet safety, equipment safety, and more.