Safe Routes to School

Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 4th

Schools are encouraged to host a welcoming event for students biking, walking, and rolling to school on Bike to School Day. We’ll provide giveaway items and you provide the high-fives!

Participating Schools

Atascadero Unified

Atascadero Choices in Education (ACE) Academy

Atascadero High

Atascadero Middle

Carrisa Plains Elementary

Creston Elementary

Fine Arts Academy

Monterey Road Elementary

Paloma Creek High School

Santa Margarita Elementary

Santa Rosa Academy

San Benito Elementary

San Gabriel Elementary

S.T.E.P.S. (Staff)

Cayucos

Cayucos Elementary School

Lucia Mar Unified

Central Coast New Tech High School

Dana Elementary

Grover Beach Elementary

Grover Heights Elementary

Judkins Middle

Lopez High (Bike at School Day)

Nipomo Elementary

Nipomo High

Oceano Elementary

Shell Beach Elementary

Paso Robles Joint Unified

Bauer Speck

Flamson Middle School

Georgia Brown

Kermit King

Lewis Middle School

Liberty Continuation High School

Paso Robles High School

Pat Butler

Virginia Peterson

Winifred Pifer

San Luis Coastal Unified

Bishop’s Peak Elementary

C.L. Smith Elementary

Del Mar Elementary (May 6th)

Hawthorne Elementary

Laguna Middle

Los Osos Middle

Monarch Grove Elementary

Morro Bay High School

Pacheco Elementary

Sinsheimer Elementary

Teach Elementary (Bike at School Day, May 6th)

San Miguel Joint Unified

Lillian Larsen Elementary

Shandon Joint Unified

Parkfield Elementary

Shandon Elementary

Templeton Unified

Templeton Elementary

Templeton Middle School

Charter and Private Schools

Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School

Family Partnership Charter School, Morro Bay

Santa Lucia School


About Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is an initiative that works to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bicycle to and from schools. The goal is to get more children walking and bicycling to school, improve kids’ safety, and increase health and physical activity. In 1969, nearly 50 percent of all children in the United States (and nearly 90 percent of those within a mile of school) walked or bicycled to school. Today, that number has plummeted to fewer than 15 percent. During the morning commute, driving to school represents 10-14 percent of traffic on the road. Studies show that Safe Routes to School programs are effective at increasing rates of bicycling and walking to school and decreasing injuries, while helping reduce traffic congestion and pollution around school zones.

Encourage active transportation choices at your school with support from Rideshare.

The mission of Rideshare’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is to educate and empower school communities, K–12 students, and parents through tools and incentives that encourage active transportation choices and create change in family/student commuter habits. Any San Luis Obispo County school faculty member, administrator, or parent wishing to build or grow a Safe Routes to School program is urged to contact Rideshare staff for free support in the form of community resources, incentives, and on-bike education for students. Additionally, Rideshare will market your school as a Safe Routes to School community member in public relations activities, advertisements, newsletters, and on our website.

Examples of school-site SRTS initiatives include:

  • On-bike Education Classes for students
  • Train-the-trainer program to help existing school PE programs implement learn-by-doing bike and pedestrian safety curriculum – contact Bike SLO County
  • Organization and promotion of Walk/Bike to School Days
  • Incentives for one-time or ongoing encouragement events at schools – get support
  • Implementation of a School Pool program (carpool matching via iRideshare.org software)
  • Formation of a Bike Brigade and/or Walking School Bus
  • Design and sponsorship for permanent, playground cycle tracks – click here to apply
  • New program ideas are always welcome!

Schools seeking to lead by example and enable teachers and staff to reduce their vehicle impacts around sites should consider joining the region’s Back ‘N’ Forth Club for employers/commuters.

Contact us to set up your program today!

Email us at info@rideshare.org or click here to get started.


Student Bus Passes

Additional Resources

To join our Safe Routes to School Newsletter, CLICK HERE.