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

The goal of the Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Partnership is to enhance and sustain the City / PAUSD / PTA community partnership to reduce risk to students en route to and from school and to encourage more families to choose healthy, active, sustainable alternatives to driving solo more often. 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.

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.

The 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 send an email to the Safe Routes Committee