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Safe Routes to School - What's Happening in Humboldt
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SR2S) is a nationwide movement to make it safer for children to walk and bicycle to school. SR2S promotes walking and bicycling to school through targeted education, encouragement, enforcement, and engineering projects. SR2S programs are alive and active in Humboldt County.
October 8, 2014 -The photograph on the right shows students of Alice Birney Elementary School celebrating International Walk to School Day!!
Click here to watch a video of the great Walk to School Day turn out!!
SR2S Task Forces - Meetings of the Countywide SR2S Task Force and the Greater Eureka SR2S Task Force.
Look at us! Watch the video, "Getting Humboldt Students Moving Through Safer Routes" by CA4Health. Two thumbs up!
Watch the video "Maximizing District Wide Participation in Safe Routes to School" (with Dan Pires, Transportation Director of Eureka City Schools)
School Maps/Mapas de las Escuelas - Find your way to school! Walking maps and Arrival/Dismissal Maps y Mapas de Carga y Descarga de Estudiantes.
Transportation Safety Guidelines - A parent guide to help create a safe environment for children traveling to and from school.
Local Data - View parent survey results, walkability audit results, and other reports and activities of Humboldt's schools, cities, and towns.
SR2S Prioritization Tool Appendix E.pdf (7.61 MB)
SR2S Advocates & Resources - People promoting Safe Routes to School from local to international levels.
Some of Safe Routes to School's benefits:
☺ Makes safer school routes by improving intersections and sidewalks
☺ Reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles
☺ Improves students' health and their sense of their surroundings
☺ Builds working relationships and friendships in the community
☺ Promotes and builds active lifestyles and livable communities for everyone.
In 1969, 50% of school children in the United States walked to school (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Today in Humboldt County, 20% of school children walk or bike to school.