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City Remains Committed to Safe Routes to School Program Following Student Death

City Remains Committed to Safe Routes to School Program Following Student Death

Staff from the Palo Alto Office of Transportation and the City’s Safe Routes to School program were among those who attended the memorial walk in honor of 11-year old Paul Lafargue on Saturday, March 14 at the Stanford Dish. LaFargue, who was a Greene Middle School student, was killed in an accident while on his bike at the intersection of El Camino and California Avenue on March 6.

While it may be several weeks before the findings of the police investigation into the collision are released, the City continues to affirm its participation in the Safe Routes to School Partnership. Palo Alto will continue to collaborate with the community to advance encouragement, education, enforcement, evaluation, equity and engineering initiatives to reduce risk to students, develop a safer street network, and support our community health and sustainability goals.  

Parents seeking safety education resources can refer to the City’s Safe Routes to School Education webpage. It provides details on the scope of the City’s programs and additional resources for parents and residents.

Last Updated: March 14, 2020