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 to School Day Poster Winners
The Safe Routes to School program was overwhelmed by the creativity of the students in Solano County. We received over one hundred entries from school throughout the county. Thank you to all of the students that submitted artwork for the contest. We are pleased to announce the Grand Prize and Runner Up winners for the two age categories.
Kindergarten through 5th Grade:
Grand Prize winner: Ashley Lamb-4th Grade, Fairmont Charter School in Vacaville.
Runner up winners:
Luis Torres-4th Grade, Tremont Elementary in Dixon
Abigail Castillo-3rd Grade, Cambridge Elementary in Vacaville
Sixth through Eighth Grade:
Grand Prize winner: Alexia Sheeran-6th Grade, Tremont Elementary in Dixon
Runner Up winners:
Adriana Iglesias-6th Grade, Tremont Elementary in Dixon
Alexia Quintero-7th Grade, Crystal Middle School in Suisun City
Posters featuring the Grand Prize winners' artwork were sent to the Elementary and Middle Schools in Solano County. They are available in both English and Spanish for download under the Bike to School Day tab on our website.
Posted Apr 6, 2015, 2:27 pm under category Announcements.
Safe Routes to School Award Winners
Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the first Safe Routes to School Award from the Solano Transportation Authority.
Matthew Turner Elementary, Benicia
Kim VanGundy, Facilities Director Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
B. Gale Wilson Walking School Bus, Fairfield
Thank you for your continued effort to encourage students to walk and bike to school.
Posted Nov 20, 2014, 2:33 pm under category Announcements.
Congratulations to all schools that participated in International Walk to School Day!
We had 41 schools and over 11,000 students in Solano County take part on October 8, 2014. For the first time, all seven cities and school districts participated in the event.
Well done to everyone who took part! Walking to school is a healthy way to start the day. Participating students and parents not only get important excercise, they are helping provide cleaner air and reduced traffic congestion around schools, making the journey to school safer and healthier!
The B. Gale Walking School Bus with 50 children walking to school!
2014 Participating Schools
Benicia Middle School, Mary Farmer, Matthew Turner, Robert Semple
B. Gale Wilson, Center, Cordelia Hills, Green Valley Middle School, KI Jones, Laurel Creek, Nelda Mundy, Sheldon
Crescent, Dan O. Root, Suisun Elementary
ACE Charter, Browns Valley, Callison, Cambridge, Fairmont, Hemlock, Markham, Orchard, Padan
Beverly Hills, Cooper, Dan Mini, Federal Terrace, Glen Cove, Highland, Hogan Middle School, Lincoln, Loma Vista Environmental Sciences Academy, Patterson, Pennycook, Solano Middle School, Steffan Manor, Vallejo Charter, Wardlaw, Widenmann
Posted Sep 17, 2014, 4:45 pm 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.
Bike to School Day 2014
Many Solano County Schools participated in the 3rd Annual National Bike to School Day.
The Green Valley Middle School event in Fairfield, was organized by a Physical Education teacher and even received a visit from Mayor Harry Price.
Markham Elementary had 26 students ride their bicycles. Today, however, the whole school participated by welcoming Vice-Principal Barron as he rode up on a tricycle.
We would like to thank the following schools that also held events:
Gretchen Higgins Elementary
Anna Kyle Elementary
Laurel Creek Elementary
St. Basil's School
If your school held a Bike to School Event, please submit your reporting form to be entered into the prize drawing and to be included on our website.
Posted May 7, 2014, 1:55 pm 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!