Safe Routes to School is an international movement to make it safe, convenient and fun for children and families to choose healthier, active, and sustainable school commutes.
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: cityofpaloalto.org/saferoutes
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.
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 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.
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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.
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