Safe Routes to School program

SRTS Spring Party


Join us for the Safe Routes to School Spring Party! Celebrate the start of spring with a fun and interactive event to help educate residents about the Safe Routes to School program. Join us Sunday, March 24, from 1-4 p.m. at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (Sequoia Room/Patio) located at 700 Alma St. 

The event will offer both fun and informational opportunities such as: 
  • A free mobile bike repair station
  • Bike blender to make free smoothies
  • Bike helmet fittings
  • Opportunity to give feedback for the Safe Routes to School program
  • Representatives from Parents for Safe Routes, San Mateo County Health System, San Mateo County Office of Education, SamTrans and more on hand to answer questions

Background


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.

Beginning in August 2018 and over the course of the next year, the City will begin creating a citywide Safe Routes program. Alta Planning + Design will be leading the efforts, and will be coordinating with various stakeholders to recommend improvements around schools and the City. If you are interested in participating in the process, please contact us.

Recent and upcoming meetings


 Date  Topic  Location
March 24, 2019
1-4 p.m.
SRTS Spring Party Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Sequoia Room/Patio
700 Alma St.
November 14, 2018
1-4 p.m.
SRTS Community Meeting
(Se habla español)
Menlo Park Senior Center
110 Terminal Ave.
November 13, 2018
6-8 p.m.
SRTS Community Meeting
Hillview Middle School
Performing Arts Center
1100 Elder Ave.
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Sequoia Room / Patio
700 Alma St.
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Sequoia Room / Patio
700 Alma St.

Strategy, Walk and Roll maps


As part of the citywide Safe Routes to School program, documents were created to help guide the creation and operations of the program. A 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, Walk and Roll maps will be created for both public and private schools to facilitate the best route for bicycling or walking to school from local neighborhoods:

Additional resources


For more information and resources, including useful tips and education resources for both teachers and parents, please visit the San Mateo County Office of Education Safe Routes to School webpage. This includes useful tips and education resources for both teachers and parents to share with children about traveling to school safely.