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Walking and biking are an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, however many children in this country don't start out the day with these activities. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program provides the opportunity to make walking and biking to school fun, healthy, safer, and accessible to all who chose to walk and bike to school. SRTS can benefit communities by enhancing children's health and well-being, easing traffic congestion, improving air quality near schools, and increasing the overall health of the community and the environment.
To learn more about the County of Santa Clara's Safe Routes to School program, download the program brochure - English / Spanish
Walk & Roll Safe Routes to School Program
Walk & Roll Safe Routes to School Program in Santa Clara County consists of a broad network of public health agencies, community-based organizations, pedestrian and bicycle advocates, school officials, teachers, parents and more - all working together to create safe and healthier environments where children can be physically active while combating childhood obesity.
The program is led by Traffic Safe Communities Network and the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and supported by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
The County of Santa Clara's Walk & Roll Safe Routes to School Program encourages youth to walk or bike to school year round and improves health, promotes safety, educational achievement, and the environment. To learn more, download the Safe Routes to School Coordinator Manual: A How-To Guide for Promoting Walking and Rolling at Your School.
BE a PIECE of the Movement! Join Us for International Walk & Bike to School Week 2018!
October 8 - 12, 2018 is International Walk and Bike to School Week! Each year, over 23,000 students in Santa Clara County join schools across the globe and participate in a week-long celebration of events and activities in support of Walk and Bike to School Week. This campaign reminds everyone of the simple joys of walking and biking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. There are many fun ways to get kids excited about walking and biking to and from school, among these include: walking school buses and bicycle trains. For more suggestions, click Event Ideas.
Below is a list of Santa Clara County School Districts participating in the International Walk & Bike to School Week 2018!
- Campbell Union School District
- Cupertino School District
- Gilroy Unified School District
- Los Gatos Union District
- Santa Clara Unified School District
- San Jose Unified School District
- Sunnyvale School District
- Union School District
For a complete list of elementary and middle schools participating in Walk & Bike to School Week 2018, call (408) 793-2700.
Walk & Bike to School Week Resources
If you need assistance in planning your Walk & Bike to School program, let us know and we can meet with your school team.
For more information about Safe Routes to Schools, Walk and Bike to School Week or how to get involved, contact:
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
1775 Story Road, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 251-4014