Getting Started Resources

Getting Started Resources

At a Glance

Below are a variety of resources to help you get started with your Safe Routes to School Program.

2018-2019 Safe Routes Pilot Program

Click HERE for the pilot program application.

The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) is now accepting applications for a pilot for the San Mateo County Safe Routes to School for Health and Wellness project. Through funding awarded from the Caltrans Active Transportation Program (ATP), the program will address three critical areas of long-term program sustainability:

  • Embedding in-class bicycle and pedestrian safety education in targeted grades aligned to existing education standards
  • The development of school cultures that support safe and healthy school travel
  • The empowerment of parents and community to embrace active forms of transportation


Safe Routes for Health and Wellness will run a pilot in the Fall of 2018 before countywide program implementation in the 2019-2020 school year. The pilot is designed to support ten schools, three of which will be in communities of concern, two schools in rural areas and five schools will be in urban areas not supporting communities of concern. During this pilot, schools will receive hands-on support and training to implement program curriculum and activities.

Launching Your Safe Routes to School Program

Informational Brochures

Event Planning

Kicking off Evaluation Data Collection

Walking School Buses and Bike Trains

Hosting a Bike Rodeo

Street Smarts

Additional Resources

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