About Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to enable and encourage K-12 students to walk and bicycle to school. Our regional SRTS program has reached over 26,500 students since SLO Regional Rideshare began it in 2009. Today the Regional SRTS Task Force, which is a collaborative oversight committee comprised of representatives from each of the 10 school districts, local planning agencies, regional health agencies, law enforcement, and regional transportation agencies, oversees the program. For a more detailed explanation of the Regional Safe Routes to School Taskforce, click here.

The mission of the SLO County SRTS program is to educate and empower school communities with data on safety, how-to tools and incentives for K – 12 students and parents so as to encourage the use of active transportation choices and create change in family/student commuter habits. To learn more about the program and to see how you can get involved, click here.

Take Action

Are you a school administrator? Sign your school up for a Bike Education Assembly

Program Planning Assistance

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start, but Rideshare is here to help. We will work with you to devise a program and plan that’s specific to your school. Your unique plan could include:

  • A program timeline
  • Team building
  • Development of outreach materials
  • Creation of educational materials
  • Incentive activities and programs

And, even better, we will give you the funding to get a program started. Please click here for SRTS mini-grant information.

For more information on SRTS Resources like our Infrastructure Inventory Reports, Walk-ability and Bike-ability maps, additional flyers and forms, click here.