Safe Routes to School wraps up the year

Safe Routes to School wraps up the year

The school year has come to an end and with it our Safe Routes to School team has wrapped up another successful program. During the 2014/15 school year we provided over 3,000 students with bicycle and pedestrian safety education through in-school programming throughout San Mateo County. SVBC had the opportunity to work with the Belmont Redwood Shores, San Mateo Foster City, East Palo Alto, and Millbrae school districts to provide a range of activities to their students. We did everything from pedestrian and bike rodeos, whole school assemblies, and walk/bike to school encouragement events. A teacher at Foster City Elementary invited us to her 5th grade class for both indoor and outdoor bicycle education. This is the second year she has invited SVBC and the thank you cards the students made after we visited will bring a smile to your face. We’re looking forward to expanding our Safe Routes to School offerings in both counties in the coming school year! Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You Card Foster City Elementary School 5th grade Thank You...
Safe Routes to School and BEYOND

Safe Routes to School and BEYOND

At SVBC, we are committed to helping raise healthy and active children. Through our Safe Routes to School programs, we prepare children with the safety knowledge they need to stay healthy and active by bicycling and walking to school. We now want to expand our Safe Routes to School programs into Youth Programs to help continue with our efforts in the summer months. Here is a short video about what we have accomplished and what we plan to do in the coming years! To help with our efforts continue riding your bikes, renew your membership or consider making an additional donation...

Family Bicycle Workshop with Jim Beall

On Friday September 22nd, SVBC partnered with State Senator Jim Beall’s office, Franklin-McKinley School District, San Jose Department of Transportation, and the Santa Clara County Traffic Safe Communities Network to provide a presentation on the importance on wearing a helmet and key safety tips for biking to school. The cafeteria quickly filled with families from the neighborhood and when the presentation ended free helmets were handed out to each student that attended. Close to 200 helmets were handed out to the participants and lines formed as each helmet was properly fit to each child’s head. San José Bike Clinic also provided free bicycle repairs to the families and more than two dozen bikes were looked over and repaired to keep the students rolling to...

Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshops

Has it been a long time since you’ve ridden a bike or are you simply looking for a refresher? Come learn the basics of bicycling at our Urban Bicycling Workshops. The course is a one-hour presentation covering many of the basics: the rules of the road, safety tips, and especially for Bay Area Bike Share riders, Bike Share 101. This class is funded in part by Bay Area Bike Share, however it is open to members and non-members alike! No membership is necessary. Please contact Ashley Hernandez at ashley@bikesiliconvalley.org with any questions. Upcoming Classes: July 1st Mountain View RSVP July 10th Redwood City RSVP July 15th San Jose RSVP July 17th Mountain View RSVP July 29th Mountain View RSVP July 31st Redwood City RSVP Aug 5th San Jose RSVP Aug 7th San Jose State...

International Walk (and Roll) to School Day!

October 9th was International Walk to School Day and was celebrated in thousands of schools across America and throughout communities in more than 40 countries. With the help of dedicated volunteers, SVBC’s Safe Routes to School team coordinated events at 17 different schools throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Scott Lane Elementary in Santa Clara had a record-breaking turnout for their Walking School Bus (a group that meets at a destination to walk to school together) with more than 90 participants walking to school together and over 120 students walking or rolling in general! These events help promote physical activity, environmental awareness, and safer streets, while building a sense of...