School is back in!
Now that the back to school season is here, be prepared for increased traffic congestion around schools during the morning and afternoon drop off and pick up times. Give yourself extra time and pay careful attention to crossing guards and children getting to and from school.
The Safe Routes to School program can help schools combat the traffic problem by starting a walking program, such as the Walking School Bus and Walking Wednesdays or Walk or Wheel (WOW) Days.
Implementing one of these programs can:
- Reduce the number of cars around schools so there’s less traffic
- Improve air quality around schools
- Increase the amount of physical activity for students by simply walking to and from school
- Alleviate parental concern about their children walking alone by providing adult supervision for children on the Walking School Bus
Schools involved in the SR2S program have seen the benefits of students walking or wheeling to school. To get your school involved, call the SR2S program at (707) 399-3222.
Posted Aug 17, 2015, 1:10 pm under category Announcements.
Spotlight on Tracy Nachand of Solano Public Health
The Solano County Safe Routes to School Program is a partnership between Solano Transportation Authority and Solano Public Health. Students and parents that have been involved in our Walk to School Day and Walk and Roll events, Bike Rodeos and have attended Traffic Safety Assemblies may recognize Tracy Nachand. He was recently interviewed about his work with Safe Routes to School by Spare The Air Youth, a part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Climate Initiative Program.
Check out his interview here
Posted Apr 15, 2015, 9:23 am under category Announcements.
Bike Mobile Visits Solano County
We are pleased to have the Bay Area Bike Mobile in Solano County. They offer free bike repair for children, while you wait. This is a great event for Safe Routes to School. The Bike Mobile and Safe Routes to School staff, have already attended events in Rio Vista, Dixon and Fairfield. We have additional events scheduled in Solano County for the Bike Mobile to attend. Look for us to advertise their attendance at future Safe Routes to School events. Check our calendar to see where they will be next in Solano County.
Posted Jun 23, 2014, 11:24 am under category Announcements.
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2013 Safe Routes to School Plan
The 2013 Safe Routes to School Plan was adopted by the STA Board on October 9, 2013. A complete copy of the plan is available for review/download
Walking School Bus Program
Would you like to save time in your commute to/from school? Skip the traffic lines and spare the air by starting a Walking School Bus. A fun and healthy way to start a productive day!
Free School Events!
Start the school year off strong by scheduling your school for our free Bike Rodeos, Safety Assemblies, and "Walk and Roll" student contests. Event dates are on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact us for more information!