5 E’s

Internationally, SRTS Programs use a comprehensive model of 5 E’s to achieve the goal to make walking and bicycling to school safer and more accessible for children, including those with disabilities, and to increase the number of children who chose to walk and bicycle.

In order to achieve the goals of the Safe Routes to School program, SRTS-SF implements the 5 E’s:

Educate classes about pedestrian safety
Educate classes about bicycle safety
Distribute traffic safety packets to drivers near schools
Distribute walk & bike maps for students specific to schools

Organize International Walk to School Day events (First Wednesday of October)
Organize San Francisco Bike to School Days (April)


Conduct walk and bike audits at schools
Install bike racks at schools


Enforce traffic laws around schools
Install 15 MPH School Zone signs
Utilize speed radar signs near schools

Collect and analyze how schoolchildren get to and from school
Collect and analyze surveys from parents on knowledge and
attitudes towards walking and biking