As part of the Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Partnership, which promotes safe walking and biking to school throughout San Francisco, Walk SF works with schools and families to get more people walking, and improve walking conditions around schools. You can learn more below; if you have questions or would like assistance, please email us.
The Street Safety Explorers program is a fun, free curriculum for older elementary school students (3rd-5th grade) to the importance of street design and pedestrian safety. Learn more here.
In 2011, San Francisco became the first large city in California to establish 15-mile-per-hour (15-mph) school zones citywide around 181 schools. These include all K-12 public and private schools throughout San Francisco (where surrounding streets permit). Walk San Francisco led this initiative, which is helping to protect children, families, and all pedestrians citywide.
The SRTS Partnership (sfsaferoutes.org) is led by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and includes the San Francisco Unified School District and its Office of Sustainability, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco Department of the Environment, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Presidio YMCA Bike Program, Tenderloin Safe Passage, and Walk San Francisco.