The Alameda County SR2S program has been wildly successful, growing from just two schools in 2006 to serving over 190 schools across all areas of Alameda County. As the program continues to grow, we are launching the new and improved Alameda County SR2S Resource Center. This site is your one-stop to learn about upcoming countywide events, download or request materials and templates, get step-by-step instruction on organizing activities, and find out how to connect with other champions at your local SR2S Task Force. The Resource Center is meant to provide all the information and materials to allow parents, teachers, school
This week at the Safe Routes to School National Conference, Nora Cody from Alameda County SR2S received the 2016 Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award for her leadership and commitment to equity in ensuring that kids can walk and bike to school safely. This national award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, commitment, and positive impact on Safe Routes to School in their community. It is named for Deb Hubsmith, founding director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, who dedicated her life and career to advancing the Safe Routes to School movement. Congratulations to Nora for
Schools in Alameda County interested in participating in Bike to School Day can now register! Get your school rolling by filling out this form by April 7th, 2015! Participating schools will receive giveaways for students who will bike to school. And our Safe Routes to Schools staff will support you in making this a great event!
Mark your calendar! October 7th 2015 is International Walk & Roll to School Day, when millions of students and their families around the world are encouraged to walk, bike, scooter, skate, or carpool to school. Using active transportation is a great for the environment, and it’s a fun way to build some exercise into your day. In Alameda County, over 130 schools have already registered to participate in the event! You can also find posters, stickers (available in English and Spanish), and a toolkit to help promote the event at your school on the International Walk & Roll to School Day event
It’s back-to-school season! Are you ready to ride your bike to school? The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program shares tips for riding safely, such as checking that your helmet and bike fit correctly, hand signals for communicating with drivers, being predictable, and avoiding the door zone when riding in the street. Watch this video to learn more!
The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program is already gearing up for the 2015-16 school year! If you’re interested in bringing the program to a school not currently in the program, please: SUBMIT THIS FORM If your school is already in the program, and you’d like to continue next year, please: SUBMIT THIS FORM
Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) is piloting a peer-to-peer Transit Ambassador program for Bay Area transit systems among students in San Lorenzo and Fremont. This is a paid opportunity for students who know the transit system well, aged 15 to 21, interested in assisting new riders to learn about to: read schedules, plan a trip, how to use transfers, pay the fare, use passes, etc. Transit Ambassadors offer assurance, experience, information and a friendly face to passengers. To ensure that as many route as possible are covered, each Ambassador is selected based on how often they use the
It’s that time of the year again, when every participating classroom or school has the chance to win a one-of-a-kind Golden Sneaker Trophy. Today, the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools staff got together to finish these glimmering trophies in time for the March festivity. After getting up early and finishing over 100 trophies, I caught up with Terry Farias, a Site Coordinator who has made trophies for three years to learn the steps involved. “There are a few different phases. First, you collect donated shoes from your network. Then you cut the wood and screw three pieces together to form the [trophy] base, ” he explained. “Normally on the day
On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm, join students from around the San Francisco Bay Area to discuss transportation issues, learn how their decisions can impact climate change, and share ways of encouraging others to walk, bike, take transit, or carpool to school. Watch this video to learn more about the 2013 YES conference. This year, one of Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools’ very own, Alissa Kronovet, will be a workshop presenter. There will be free shuttles from the North Bay and the South Bay available for students without easy access to public transit. Check the STAY website for
Spare the Air Youth (STAY) recently launched a blog, which highlights regional Safe Routes to School leaders and success stories around the Bay Area. This blog provides updates about exciting programs happening in the Bay Area, as well as innovative resources and inspirational success stories and profiles. Recently, our very own Site Coordinator Carrie Harvilla was featured under the Leader Profile. We want to share the story right here with you. Take a moment to get familiar with the STAY site to find out about happenings in the Bay! It’s good stuff! Q: How did you discover your current career path? CH: I