Safe Routes to School

Bike to School Day will be May 8th, 2024


Will your school participate?

Email us! We’ll provide you with flyers, snacks, and giveaways for students who bike or roll to school on May 8th.

Participating schools:

Atascadero Unified School District

Atascadero High School
Atascadero Middle School
Creston Elementary
San Benito Elementary
San Gabriel Elementary
Santa Rosa Academic Academy
Santa Margarita Elementary

Cayucos Elementary School District

Cayucos Elementary School

Lucia Mar Unified School District

Central Coast New Tech High School
Fairgrove Elementary
Dana Elementary
Grover Beach Elementary (BTSD on May 9th & Bike Rodeo)
Harloe Elementary
Shell Beach Elementary
Nipomo Elementary
Nipomo High School
Oceano Elementary

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District

Glen Speck Elementary
Georgia Brown Elementary
Pat Butler Elementary
Kermit King Elementary
Virginia Peterson Elementary
Winifred Pifer Elementary

Templeton Unified School District

Templeton Middle School
Templeton High School

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

C.L. Smith Elementary
Baywood Elementary
Bishop’s Peak Elementary
Del Mar Elementary
Hawthorne Elementary
Laguna Middle School
Monarch Grove Elementary
Los Osos Middle School
Pacheco Elementary
Sinsheimer Elementary

San Miguel Joint Unified School District

Lillian Larsen Elementary (May 17th)

Templeton Unified School District

Templeton Elementary
Templeton Middle School
Templeton High School


Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School
Family Partnership Morro Bay


Walk/Roll to School Day was October 4, 2023

Thank you to our 50 participating schools!

Thousands of schools across America participate in Walk to School Day every October to encourage children to safely walk, bike or roll to school. SLO Regional Rideshare organizes the event in San Luis Obispo County, in partnership with dozens of K-12 schools and local school districts. The event highlights the importance of safe routes to school and supports healthy communities. See the list of participating schools below.







Event Planning Resources

Need help planning your Bike, Walk & Roll to School event? Below are several resources to help you get started.

Safe Routes to School Family Survey Results (2022 & 2024)

A big thanks to all of the SLO County K-12 families, schools, and local communities who provided input on the 2024 Safe Routes to School Family Survey. We received over 1,200 responses! Your input helps us advocate for additional Safe Routes to School funding and resources.

2024 Family Survey Summary Data

2022 Family Survey Summary Data

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.

Mini-Grants Available for 2023/24 School Year!

Rideshare’s Safe Routes to School program offers mini-grant funding to K-12 schools in San Luis Obispo County for education and encouragement activities that make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bicycle to and from school.

Apply for Funding

Free Learning Resources

The following resources were developed to provide bicycle safety education to 4th and 5th grade students in San Luis Obispo County, CA with grant funding from the Cycle 3 Active Transportation Program (ATP). Materials are free for educational use.



Answer Keys

In-class instruction is also available through Bike SLO County with funding from the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG). Contact Rideshare staff at [email protected] to learn more. Questions? Reach out: [email protected]

Where can I find…?

Student Bus Passes
Additional Resources