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Walking School Bus

A Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to or from school with an adult. Trained volunteers or school staff meet the children at a specific location and time and supervise them along the route. Parents are welcome to drop their child off at a Walking School Bus “stop” along the route or walk with their children and the group to school.

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Walk or Wheel Program

A Walk or Wheel (WOW) Day is an ongoing, school-wide event your school can schedule weekly or monthly to encourage students to walk or wheel (by bike, scooter, or skateboard) to school.  Schools can market the event as “Walk or Wheel (WOW) Day",  “Walking Wednesday”, or "Fit Friday". Whatever you call it, it's all good!

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Bike Rodeo

A Bike Rodeo is a fun, active event for elementary students to learn biking and safety skills in a safe and comfortable environment.  Safe Routes to School staff sets up various agility courses on school grounds for students to practice important skills necessary to ride a bike safely and confidently. Staff also inspects students' bikes and makes sure their bike helmets fit them properly. Kindergarten through 6th grade students must be able to ride a bike without assistance to participate. Students should bring their own bike and helmet to the Bike Rodeo, but bikes and helmets will be provided, if needed. Bike Rodeos last 1-2 hours depending on the number of participants. Schools are required to provide 6-10 volunteers to help the event run smoothly. For more information or to schedule a Bike Rodeo at your school, contact the Safe Routes to School program at (707) 399-3222 or solanosr2sinfo@sta.ca.gov.  

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Bike Mobile

The Bay Area Bike Mobile provides students with free hands-on bike repair at your school. The Bike Mobile staff shows students how to perform easy maintenance on their bikes, while fixing flat tires, adjusting bike seats and replacing worn brakes. The Bike Mobile staff is on site for 3 hours and fixes bikes on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Bike Mobile or to schedule an event at your school, contact the Safe Routes to School program at (707) 399-3222 or solanosr2sinfo@sta.ca.gov.

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Safe Routes to School Poster Contest

The 4th Annual Solano Safe Routes to School Poster Contest was a huge success! Solano County students (K-12th Grade) were invited to show their artistic abilities by designing a poster that tells their classmates why it’s good to walk, bike or ride a scooter to school.  Artwork included proper use of traffic safety laws, such as wearing a bike helmet, crossing the street in a crosswalk, or riding a bike with the flow of traffic. The SR2S program received over 120 entries and the judging was tough! Thank you to the students and teachers that participated in the Poster Contest this year. The contest winners are:

Kindergarten - 2nd:

1st Place - Julia M. Cordelia Hills Elementary, Fairfield 2nd Place - Melanie N. Padan Elementary, Vacaville

3rd - 5th:

1st Place - Neharah S. Foxboro Elementary, Vacaville 2nd Place - Jeremy C. Padan Elementary, Vacaville

6th - 8th:

1st Place - Whitney G. Summit Academy, Vacaville 2nd Place - Kristin S. Crystal Middle School, Suisun City

9th - 12th:

1st Place - Lauren M. Rodriguez High School, Fairfield

View the winning artwork.

 

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National Bike to School Day

On the second Wednesday in May, students across Solano County strap on their helmets, hop on their bikes and pedal to school on National Bike to School Day, a part of National Bike Month in May. The Solano Safe Routes to School program sponsored the first event in 2013 and participation continues to grow. In 2018, 25 schools from all 7 school districts in all 7 cities in the county participated.

Bike to School Day 2019 is on Wednesday, May 8th.

Register before April 17th to guarantee receipt of advertising materials and free incentives to give to your students who bike to school that day. Use the form below to register your school today!

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International Walk to School Day

Every October, students throughout Solano County, the nation and the world are encouraged make the effort to get out of the car and walk to school on International Walk to School Day, which took place on Wednesday,  October 10, 2018. More than 8,600 students from 48 schools throughout Solano County celebrated the day by walking to school - up from 46 last year! Thank you to the schools that continue to take part every year and also to the new schools that joined in the fun for the first time this year. See below how Suisun Elementary School students, parents and staff celebrated International Walk to School Day!  

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Bike Helmet Fitting and Education

Safety isn't the only reason to wear a helmet, it's also the law in California. Youth under 18 years of age must wear a helmet when riding a bike. The Bike Helmet Fitting and Education program provides bike helmets to students with an economic need and teaches why it's important to wear a helmet and other bike safety tips.  Groups of 4-6 students are each properly fitted with a new helmet at their school (no more than 30 students per event).  To schedule a helmet fitting at your school, contact the Safe Routes to School Program at (707) 399-3222 or solanosr2sinfo@sta.ca.gov.  

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School Safety Presentations

These interactive traffic safety presentations are geared to educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety. Schoolwide presentations are divided into two grade groups, primary and secondary. Duration: 45-60 minutes For more information, contact the Safe Routes to School Program at (707) 399-3222 or solanosr2sinfo@sta.ca.gov.

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"Rock the Block" Musical Theater

“Rock the Block: A Walk and Roll Musical” is a 40-minute assembly provided by the Bay Area Children’s Theatre that teaches elementary school children about walking and biking safely to school. The performance features entertaining songs, dancing and dialog and includes an interactive question and answer session with students that reviews the educational messages of the show. The SR2S program offers this show free of charge to schools in Solano County. For more information or to book a show, call the SR2S program at (707) 399-3222. Event dates are limited and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  

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High School Youth Engagement

  In 2017, Solano Safe Routes to School (SR2S) launched the Youth Engagement Pilot Program to support high school aged youth in Solano County. Since the SR2S Program has traditionally focused on supporting elementary school youth, this Youth Engagement Program was designed to:

  1. increase high school youth leadership and involvement in Safe Routes to School activities countywide and;
  2. engage in youth-led projects that can lead to sustainable solutions in improving active transportation and safety, reducing carbon emissions and/or addressing Safe Routes to School goals such as increasing walking, biking or physical activity.
Participating sites will be asked to engage in a YPAR (Youth-Led Participatory Action Research) or Photovoice Project following an easy-to-follow curriculum provided to them by SR2S. The SR2S team will work with participants to build capacity and skills for young people and their adult counterparts that will potentially increase youth-led activities and promotion of the Safe Routes to School program countywide.

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