Safe Routes to School program

The purpose of Menlo Park's Safe Routes to Schools program is to enhance access to all schools that serve Menlo Park residents. The City leads the preparation of a Safe Routes to Schools plan with a particular focus on gathering input and feedback from school students, parents, and residents near the school. The plans are also prepared in close coordination with the school district and administration.

SRTS Task Force and newsletter

Over the course of Summer 2019, the City, along with its consultant Alta Planning + Design, will begin the creation of a Task Force to help guide the program. This committee will be comprised of public school districts, City staff, police, community members, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss issues, concerns, and craft recommendations to improve the program. If you are interested in joining or learning more, please reach out to Andre-Anne Cadieux, the Menlo Park Safe Routes to School Coordinator. 

Along with Task Force, the Safe Routes to School program will release a digital newsletter as another way to increase communications to keep parents, children, and residents in the know. The first issue aims to be released in late Summer/early Fall 2019 in coordination with the new school year. Subscribe and select "Safe Routes to School" to receive project updates

Strategy, Walk and Roll maps

A draft Safe Routes to School strategy guide was created to provide best practices and suggestions on implementing the program in Menlo Park, based on findings from national programs. Additionally, the following are draft Walk and Roll maps created for both public and private schools to facilitate the best route for bicycling or walking to school from local neighborhoods. 

Individual projects