Safe Routes to School


The Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Partnership
The City of Palo Alto is committed to creating and sustaining a community partnership with the Palo Alto Unified School District and Palo Alto PTA to reduce risks to students and encourage more families to walk, bike and use other alternatives to driving more often.

The Safe Routes to School program is part of a national movement and strategy targeting improved safety and active transportation choices for families and communities. The  Five-Year Work Plan outlines Partnership goals and strategies for achieving them through 2022. Work Plan goals and strategies depend on program funding and capacity, and may be subject to change as demand dictates. 

Safe Routes to School Resources
Upcoming Citywide Events Related to Safe Routes to School
  • City School Traffic Safety Committee Meeting: Thursday, March 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 25 Churchill Ave, Aspen Room
  • Walk & Roll Spring Events: Week of March 18-22 or April 22-26
  • Connecting Palo Alto Community Meeting: Wednesday, March 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto Room
  • Cubberley Co-Design Meeting: Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Cubberley Pavilion 
  • Bike to Work and School Day: Thursday, May 9
  • The Great Race for Saving Water: Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Baylands Athletic Center
  • Safe Routes to School City Council Presentation: Monday, June 3

Contact Us
For more information, please contact the Safe Routes team at