San Francisco’s Safe Routes to School Program welcomes back students as the new school year begins. We are excited to continue working with 35 participating SFUSD elementary schools this year— nearly half of all the elementary schools in the district! We are looking forward to an incredible year full of walking, rolling, biking, fluorescent yellow gear, and increased road safety. Check out the list of our participating schools here.
As the new school year begins, try out an active commute! Active modes, such as walking and biking, are great ways to increase your heart rate and improve health during your daily commute. Organize a walking or biking “school bus” where parents accompany a group of students from a common area to their school. Carpooling is a wonderful way to connect with other families in your neighborhood as well, and can reduce car time. Lastly, taking public transit with your child can also be a fun, car-free alternative to get to school together. For more travel tips, go to our family resources page here.