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What is SF SRTS?
Walk
Bike
Transit
Yellow School Bus
Carpool
Pool to School – All 4 Ways
Make Safety a Priority
Parent/Guardian Commute
Other Useful Resources

What is SF SRTS?
Whether you walk, bike, take transit or drive, there’s a family near you trying to get to the same school or afterschool program too. The San Francisco Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program can help you connect with other families at your school and find fun, healthy ways to get your kids to and from school. Our mission is to advance safe, healthy and equitable transportation to and from school in order to foster livable and sustainable communities for San Francisco students and families.

Check out the resources below to learn about the four fun and healthy ways to get to school!

Walk
A walking school bus is a fun way for a group of children to walk to school with one or more adults. Learn how to start a walking school bus. (PDF)

Bike
Learn how to bike with children (PDF)
Take free classes to learn how to ride with your children
Know the bicycle rules of the road
A bicycle train offers a safe, fun way to ride as a group

Transit
Free Muni trips for low and moderate income youth (5 to 18)
50% discount for low income adults
Real time transit arrival and routing: find out when your bus is actually coming to your stop
Kid’s safety tips for riding the bus and train (PDF)

Yellow School Bus
Learn if you qualify for the yellow school bus
Yellow school bus schedules by school

Carpool
California booster seat law

Pool to school – All 4 Ways:
Need help finding other families in your school?  Sign up for KidCarPool* and share the walk, bike, transit or car commute.
*Kid Carpool is one of a number of different carpool apps available

Make Safety a Priority
Remember safety first! Be sure to follow these tips brought to you by Vision Zero. (PDF)
Identify barriers and develop solutions to provide a safer route to school. (PDF)
Report any hazardous street or sidewalk conditions by calling 3-1-1 or downloading the SF 311 app.
Get involved with making streets and sidewalks safer by joining the Vision Zero Coalition.

Parent/Guardian Commute
Find resources to help you with your work commute including free rides to pick up your sick child at school.  Leaving your car at home does more than help your wallet—it helps the environment, the economy, your community and your health.

You may also qualify for discounted Muni passes with the Lifeline program.

Other Useful Resources
Here are more resources that can help you build and support a strong and successful Safe Routes to School program at your school.

National Center for Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
International Walk to School Day – USA Site
The Walking School Bus Program: A Primer and First Steps
Learn from Our Neighbors – Great Resources fom Sonoma