Safe Routes To School
City/School Transportation Safety Committee (CSTSC) meeting
The CSTSC is composed of community members, City of Palo Alto staff and Palo Alto Unified School District staff who serve in an advisory capacity to the City Manager and the Superintendent on matters relating to student traffic safety.
- Where: Zoom (register here)
- When: Third Thursday of every month, 10:00– 11:30 AM
- Who: Members of the public are welcome to attend.
These meetings are a great place to stay informed and to get involved! CSTSC meeting minutes can be found in the Palo Alto Bicycle And Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PABAC) agenda packets.
Walk & Roll weeks
During the Walk & Roll weeks fun events are organized to encourage students to walk and roll to school. Spring Walk & Roll week is the week before Earth Day in April and fall Walk & Roll week coincides with International Walk to School Day in October.
- Where: At your school.
- When: Fall: October 3-7, 2022
Spring: April 17-21, 2023
- Who: Students, parents, and educators
Contact your Traffic Safety Representatives (TSR) to learn what is happening at your school!
The Bike Rodeos are an essential part of our program, both from an educational and an encouragement perspective. During a Bike Rodeo students learn essential skills such as navigating around obstacles in the bicycle lane, how to exit a driveway, and how to enter a two-way stop-controlled intersection. This allows them to ride to school safely and with confidence.
- Where: At your school
- When: between late August and mid October
- Who: Students
Please contact the Safe Route To School coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next Bike Rodeo is scheduled at your school!
Bike Counts and Classroom Travel Tallies
To evaluate the success of the Safe Routes To School program bike counts are performed every year by the Traffic Safety Representatives (TSR) in September. In addition, to learn more about how students get to school, classroom travel tallies are administered by teachers through a show of student hands.
Annual City Council report
Each year, the Safe Routes To School partnership presents their annual report to City Council and the City/School Liaison Committee. Traditionally, this has been scheduled at the end of the school year, and it is a great opportunity to write to City Council or speak at City Hall to show your support!
Bike Palo Alto
Bike Palo Alto is a community-led, family-friendly event encouraging people of all ages and abilities to bike more often for local shopping trips, getting around town, and for fun! Because of the pandemic, volunteers took the route maps online so anyone could pick up a route map any time to discover quieter, low-stress routes to city parks, libraries, and places to eat or shop all over Palo Alto.
- Where: All over Palo Alto
- When: Any day
- Who: Family friendly
Get started at bikepaloalto.org . Ride on!
Bike To Wherever Days
Formally known as Bike To Work Day, this event is a celebration of bicycles as a fun and healthy way to get around. Event volunteers encourage people to try biking for more local trips—for errands, for fresh air and fun, and for exercise. Pledge to ride to one of the Energizer Stations and be rewarded with free gifts for bicycling!
- Where: All over Palo Alto
- When: May 20-21, 2022
- Who: Everyone
Find out more at walkbikepaloalto.org!