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Pedestrian Rodeos

Pedestrian Rodeo Online Classroom Presentations

In these interactive online presentations, students learn about how they would make their way through real-life traffic, learning traffic safety and lawful pedestrian behavior along the way. Students learn traffic signs and signals, pedestrian safety practices, how to cross the street safely, how to recognize and avoid hazards, and the laws governing pedestrians, as well as the environmental, financial and physical advantages to walking. The presentations are ideally grouped per the following grade levels: K-2 with parents, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6. Please note that while the in-person Pedestrian Safety Workshop and the in-person Pedestrian Rodeo provide different learning experiences, the virtual forms of these programs are identical in content.

Presentation details:

  • Session length: 30 minutes
  • Number of students/classes that can be accommodated at once: One classroom
  • Number of classes that can be booked at one school per day: Six presentations per school per day
  • Active movement component?: TBD
  • Technology requirements: Zoom or school’s preferred technology
  • Other: One helmet prize will be included for each presentation booked; one winner will be chosen from each presentation

To book, please use the Pedestrian Rodeo Request Form.

In-Person Pedestrian Rodeos

While in-person Pedestrian Rodeos aren’t an option during Shelter-in-Place, we hope they’ll return soon. Here’s how they work:

Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools offers interactive and hands-on pedestrian safety training to public schools in Alameda County–absolutely free-of-charge! We offer both pedestrian rodeos (outdoors) and workshops (indoors).

Our Safe Moves City Pedestrian Rodeos are an interactive outdoors activity where students make their way through real-life traffic situations in our simulated city street course, learning traffic safety and lawful pedestrian behavior along the way. Students will learn traffic signs and signals, pedestrian safety practices, how to cross the street safely, how to recognize and avoid hazards, the laws governing pedestrians, as well as the environmental, financial and physical advantages to walking.

Sessions are 35 minutes with the ability to accommodate one classroom per session. Multiple sessions can be held throughout the school day to ensure our program sees multiple classes.

The eligibility requirements for schools are:

  • A minimum of 30 students (we work in groups of 30-35 students for 35 minutes per/group)
  • School staff supervision
  • Available blacktop, parking lot or playground area of at least 100 by 50 feet

This activity is best suited for elementary schools. There is limited availability for middle schools.

To schedule a Safe Moves City Pedestrian Rodeo for your school, please use the request form on the right or contact your school’s site coordinator. If you have questions, please email us at ped.ed@alamedacountysr2s.org.