Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S)

Walking School Bus at Achieve Academy in Oakland
Rachel Davidman Headshot
10/05/2016
October 5 wasn’t just any old Wednesday in Alameda County. At over 140 elementary, middle, and high schools in the Safe Routes to Schools program it was a memorable morning of smiling faces,...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
08/15/2016
Last Friday, August 12, the world celebrated International Youth Day. Here in Alameda County, we don’t have to look far to find youth doing amazing things. Take the recent winners of our Community...
James Martin Perez Work
06/29/2016
The Bay Area has no shortage of amazing teenagers.  I should know.  I work daily with youth in six Alameda County middle and high schools who lead efforts to make their schools safer and...
Image: two middle school students spray paint a mural
Carrie Harvilla Headshot
05/27/2016
School’s out for summer! After a very full year of Safe Routes to School activities to encourage families to walk, bike, carpool, and take transit, I’m feeling reflective. Our team of ten awesome...
A student signs his name on the "I Rode to School Today" sign at Rancho los Positas Elementary School.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
05/12/2016
This morning, my alarm went off earlier than usual, waking me up around the time I used to roll out of bed in high school to make it to first period. Which makes sense, since instead of going to the...
12/17/2015
This week, TransForm is sprinting to the finish line. Starting Monday, we shared one story a day (via email) from the incredible people who have become a part of our work to create a better...
Sparkly sneakers and helmets that light up make walking safe and fun!
Bianca Taylor Headshot
10/13/2015
Wednesday, October 7 was a worldwide affair. That morning, kids from more than 40 countries laced up their sneakers and strapped on their helmets to participate in International Walk and Roll to...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
08/27/2015
As August comes to an end, kids across Alameda County are busy organizing their backpacks, pumping up their bike tires, and picking out outfits for the first day of school. But they’re not the only...
Deb Hubsmith - photo from her blog, Love Healing Deb
Shannon Tracey Headshot
07/23/2015
Back in the spring of 2009, after volunteering to help with outreach for Bike To Work Day, I found myself at a media training led by Deb Hubsmith.  After years of community organizing, I...
Rachel Davidman Headshot
03/23/2015
"No mom, we can't get in the car, we have to win the Golden Sneaker Contest!"   Car-riding protests are common this time of year, as students across Alameda County put their best foot forward...

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