Discover Ways to Improve Transportation to and from your School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs promote healthy, safe transportation by making it easier and more fun for students to bike or walk to school, all while reducing traffic congestion during pickup and drop-off. Strong SRTS programs incorporate the 6 E’s: evaluation, education, encouragement, engagement, engineering, and equity. Programming can include pilot projects and pop-up events (similar to LADOT’s efforts in Los Angeles) that temporarily–but quickly–change street design, or they can involve permanent infrastructure changes. Collaboration among the school community, residents, and local governmental agencies and organizations is key to SRTS program success.
Benefits of SRTS include:
The San Mateo County Office of Education can help local schools with SRTS programs. Check out their website below to learn more.
– SMCOE SRTS page
– SMCOE SRTS resources
– Safe Routes Partnership
Parents and school administrators can take advantage of our STAR Platform to organize carpools to and from school. This tool helps parents share the responsibility of getting students to school, which saves them precious time while also reducing the number of trips made to and from a campus.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the School Pool tool on STAR.