Safe Routes to Schools
We Want Kid-Friendly Streets
We believe that all of us, no matter our age or ability, should be able to walk safely in every part of our city. A healthy, equitable San Francisco depends on it. We also know our city is stronger when kids and families can walk safely for more trips – and do!
That’s why we advocated for and won 15-mile-per-hour speed limits around 181 San Francisco schools.
It’s also why we’re part of the Safe Routes to Schools Partnership (SRTS), which promotes the four fun ways to get to school: walking, biking, transit, and carpooling. Learn more about:
Why Safe Routes to Schools Matter
There’s a lot of room for improvement in making streets safer for kids and families, plus inspiring more people to get around on foot more often. Learn more:
- 42% of San Francisco elementary school students live within walking distance of school, yet only 26% of students walk.
- Drop-offs and pickups at schools add up to 80,000 miles of driving per day on our streets. Traffic around schools increases safety threats for kids and families, plus impacts local air quality.
- A 2018 analysis by Zendrive, San Francisco ranked as the county with the 6th most dangerous traffic around schools in the country.
Want to help build the next generation of pedestrians and safe streets advocates? Be sure your child’s school participates in Walk & Roll to School Day in the fall and Bike & Roll to School Week in the spring – and consider becoming a parent leader!
Do you simply love the idea of more kids walking and rolling to school? Donate today!
Questions about Safe Routes to Schools? Contact Greg Zeppa, Safe Routes to School Organizer.
Banner image: Michael Halberstadt