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Jan 09

Back to School Safe Routes to School resources and safety tips

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 11:13 am by Clay Curtin

As we return back to school from winter break, school learning may continue entirely remote, in person, or a hybrid of both across the City of Menlo Park. To help guide families and schools in their efforts to support walking and rolling to and from school, the following resources are ways parents and schools can learn more about Safe Routes to School techniques and tips. The following resources can be used to explore the different ways you can promote walking and rolling at your school.
Additionally, please follow these winter traffic safety tips as the days get shorter:
  • Give yourself extra time to get to your destination
  • Watch out for other roadway users, especially at crosswalks and intersections
  • Walk, bike, and drive defensively and according to weather conditions
  • See and be seen with lights and reflective gear
Whether you’re walking, biking or driving: slow down, pay attention, and watch out for one another.

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