When you can’t ride your bike to or from school, why not ride bikes at school? The SVBC Santa Clara Safe Routes to School Program teamed up with the YMCA after-school program at Bowers Elementary School to host the first Wheel Around Day on Friday, February 15th. The team was able to come and set up a course during the YMCA’s designated activity time to get the children to learn by doing.... read the whole note.
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There will be a diverse assortment of workshop sessions. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will be on panels discussing both Safe Routes to School and Safe... read the whole note.
The following call for applicants comes from our friends at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong technical skills to serve as our new Operations Manager.
This is a new full-time position, necessitated by our growth to an organization with 25 staff and a $... read the whole note.
With the New Year come new goals and getting more students to walk or bike to school is one of ours. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” She was right; the small number of committed parents and students that showed up at our Santa Clara Safe Routes to School events in... read the whole note.
Thanks to Alexei Koseff of Peninsula Press for this excellent piece on efforts to get East Palo Alto youth walking and biking safely.
With funding from the California Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program, Ravenswood officials conducted a traffic study around each school in the district. Now, they are working with the city to address trouble spots where... read the whole note.
Each month, Redwood Shores Elementary hosts a themed Walk N' Roll day. For December, the theme was "Winter Walk." Just as the name suggests, the winter weather came along for the walk offering rainy skies. Though the rain did fall, the sun continued to shine. And what did this bring? A DOUBLE RAINBOW! Kids were bowing down to the rainbow in excitement; it was quite the sight.
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On this crisp December morning, the Santa Clara Safe Routes to School team led a Walking School Bus for Briarwood Elementary School-the theme was an "Umbrella Walk." The sun may have been out, but each breath of air condensed into a tiny, temporary cloud of white. Even with the cool temperatures, Briarwood Elementary students still participated in our walk and bike to school day.
Once... read the whole note.
Do you remember walking to school? Maybe you were even lucky enough to ride your bike. Thirty years ago roughly 50% of students walked to school. Those numbers have dropped to an astounding 16% in 2001 and will continue to decline as a sedentary lifestyle becomes the norm. It’s time to take action and change this mind set! The Safe Routes to School Team has recently scheduled monthly walk... read the whole note.
Redwood Shores Elementary is the ideal school for walking and biking safely. The school is located in a pancake flat community surrounded by an abundance of bike paths separated from the main road. They even have a bike path that winds right into campus!
With such great walking and biking paths, it's easy to chose active modes of transportation. It makes it even easier when Redwood... read the whole note.
Fall has arrived and with it comes school festivals. The Santa Clara Safe Routes to School Team has been busy keeping students active in the dreary weather with stationary bike races. Sutter Elementary held their annual Sutterfest event on October 19th where 260 students raced, traveling roughly 30 miles. Haman’s Fall Festival was on October 26th with over 160 racers pedaling more than 25... read the whole note.