Get Rolling with 2017 Family Biking Workshops

Check out these FREE Family Biking Workshops hosted by Safe Routes to School at playgrounds near you!

  • Learn to Ride with YBike: Children of all ages and skill levels welcome. We provide bikes of all sizes and equipment. Helmet giveaway while supplies last.
  • Test Ride a Family Bike: Our experts will teach you about biking gear options. Try out a family bike with seats for children.

Neighborhood Ride: On Road With Your Family. For adults,  children, and bike-to-school leaders. 

All workshops take place 11:00AM-2:00PM with the neighborhood ride at 1:30PM unless otherwise noted. Schedule may be subject to change: check SRTS Calendar for updates.

Feb 11 BAYVIEW: Bret Harte Elementary. Fun for the family. Healthy snacks provided
Feb 26 BALBOA PARK: Denman Middle School, hosted by SF Shared Schoolyard Project. Fun for the whole family. Free lunch. 11AM-1PM. Neighborhood ride 1:00PM.
Mar 11 PORTOLA: E.R. Taylor Elementary School
Mar 18 WESTERN ADDITION: Rosa Parks Elementary
Mar 25 Location TBA
Apr 8 SUNSET: Lawton Alternative School
Apr 15 OCEANSIDE/OMI: Jose Ortega Elementary School. Bike Safety Fair hosted by Assembly member Phil Ting. Fun for the family
Apr 17-21 San Francisco Bike & Roll to School Week
Apr 22 CHINATOWN: Joe Di Maggio Playground
May 13 Location TBA
May 20 RICHMOND DISTRICT: Argonne Elementary

More information: nancy@sfbike.org
Information in Chinese: janellephung@sfbike.org
sfbike.org/family

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Walk SF is Hiring a Safe Routes to Schools Organizer!

The SF Safe Routes to Schools Partnership is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced organizer to work with parents, children, youth and school staff in San Francisco schools to increase the number of families walking, biking, taking transit, and carpooling to school. The organizer will be employed at Walk San Francisco: a small, dynamic
organization whose mission is to make walking in San Francisco safe, so that our community is healthier and more livable.

Hours, Benefits, and Salary: Position is full-time, non-exempt. The position will require some work on early mornings, weeknights and weekends in order to conduct effective parent/caregiver outreach. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes generous vacation time, pre-tax transportation benefits, health care, retirement benefits, and dental/wellness benefits. Walk SF’s office is centrally located and (of course) easy to reach on foot from public transportation. *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of October 1, 2016. 

For more information including how to apply, download the job description (PDF).

 

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Welcome Back, Students!

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.

 

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HIRING Fall 2016 Data Collectors

[We are no longer accepting applications, check back in the Spring!]

Travel Tally Data Collector Job Description

Position: Travel Tally Data Collector (Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese is helpful, but not mandatory)

Duties: The data collectors will visit assigned SFUSD elementary schools and work in teams to conduct classroom surveys. In each classroom, the data collectors will count the students and fill in a travel tally tool. Additionally, they will maintain an organized record of the classrooms entered and classrooms still needing tallying.

The purpose of the survey is to gather a tally of student’s travel modes (for example, how many students biked, walked, took the bus, drove, or rode in a carpool to get to and from school).

Schedule: Data collection will occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays over 4-5 weeks beginning on August 30th and end by September 30th. The position will need a great deal of flexibility ranging from 7am – 3:30pm depending on the schools assigned. Availability of shifts will depend on how many schools need data collectors, school language needs, and data collector schedule. You will also need to be available for a two hour paid training that will be scheduled based on the availability of applicants.

Rate: $20/hour + Travel Reimbursement

Interested? Send resume to jennifer.chinchilla@sfdph.org

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San Francisco Hosts Largest Bike-to-School Event in the Country!

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Denman Middle School Bike Club and Eco Club get ready to Bike & Roll to School from Excelsior Playground.

April 18-22 2016, San Francisco was host to the largest bike-to-school event in the country.  At least 3,000 students rolled to school by bicycle, scooter, or skateboard, led by almost as many biking parents and teachers. Thousands more celebrated the day with active transportation in the form of walking or taking the city bus to school.  Bike & Roll to School Week started in 2009 as just a single day at a handful of elementary schools. The event is now celebrated across the city for five days at 83 schools from pre-school through high school.

On April 19, over a hundred students congregated at the Bike, Walk & Roll to School Hub at Excelsior Playground to have a healthy snack and celebration before their bike, walk and roll to James Denman Middle School, Monroe Elementary, Cleveland Elementary and SF Community School. SF Community School’s middle school bike elective class led the bike train. Students, families and staff from these four neighborhood schools have been building the excitement for Bike & Roll to School Week in weekly Tuesday morning meet-ups since December.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition organized San Francisco’s Bike & Roll to School Week events as part of the SF Safe Routes to School Program with support from the Metta Fund. The Excelsior Bike, Walk & Roll Hub is an initiative of Excelsior Collaborative Community Action Grant. PODER’s bicis del pueblo program at SF Community is funded through the SF Parks Alliance.

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Students check out the Yuba Spicy Curry e-bike, the prize for the Bike & Roll to School Week parent raffle.

Attention school organizers! Please fill out your event evaluations online or email along with Bike & Roll to School Day photos to nancy@sfbike.org. There are 20 gift cards to be raffled off among the 83 participating organizers and schools.  Organizers must turn in evaluations and parent sign–in forms by May 2 to be eligible for all raffles.

The online signup for the FREE parent raffle for the Yuba Spicy Curry family bike closes April 30. If you missed signing in at your school, sign up now!

All raffle winners will be notified in May.

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