The Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program encourages students to walk and bike to school and supports these activities with educational events throughout the year. The program brings together city planners, traffic engineers, police and public health experts to make the routes to our schools safer and less congested.
Parents are encouraged to get involved by volunteering for a walking school bus or bicycle train and helping out with an educational event.
The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) launched the County's SR2S program in 2008 in response to the growing childhood obesity epidemic, student travel safety concerns, growing air pollution and traffic congestion near schools. The program expanded to include all of Solano County schools by the Fall of 2010. The goals of the program are to:
- Increase the number of children who walk and bike to school
- Reduce traffic congestion and air pollution around the school
- Improve children's health by increasing physical activity
2012 STA Board Chair Jack Batchelor, Jr. and STA Executive Director Daryl K. Halls presented a seminar at the League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego on September 6, 2012. The topic was "City-County-School Partnerships to Create Safe Routes to Schools." This presentation explains how vital is the partnership between a city, county, school district and the community to assist children, parents, and other residents to walk and bike safely in their neighborhoods, using the City of Dixon as an example of a successful Safe Routes to School program.
View/download the PowerPoint presentation.
For more information, please visit the Solano Safe Routes to School website.