Student Support

Safe Routes to School Programs

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The Safe Routes to School: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education (SRTS) program is made possible by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). OSPI collaborates with Cascade Bicycle Club to provide training and materials to the funded districts. The goal of the program is to improve safety and encourage more students in grades 5–8 to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, the programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve student health and the environment, increase student academic success, increase attendance, and make communities more livable for everyone.

The SRTS program provides training and materials to districts and schools to implement the program and the grant funds are used to purchase a bicycle fleet and a trailer to store them in. Current grants totaled approximately $25,000.

The SRTS program began in 2009 as a pilot project funded by the Washington State Legislature. The pilot project was a success, and continues to be so as the total number of districts continues to increase.

    2010–12: 25 districts
    2012–14: 13 districts
    2015–17: 24 districts

Funding for 2017-19 has been approved, and it is projected that another 20-25 districts will be funded for the program.

Program Curriculum
Full Curriculum (December 2013)

Lessons and Sections

  • Cover and Introduction
  • Curriculum at a Glance
  • Pre-Unit Preparations
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Captain Barclay
  • Lesson 3: Eyeballs!
  • Lesson 4: Clothing & Equipment
  • Lesson 5: Bicycle Handling Practice
  • Lesson 6: Beginning Traffic Skills Practice
  • Lesson 7: Advanced Traffic Skills Practice
  • Lesson 8: The Walking Audit
  • Additional Resources

 

What's New

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 is National Bike to School Day. Thousands of students across the country will be riding, scootering, rolling, and walking to participate. Get your school, families, students, and friends involved in the fun with one or more of the ideas below. Ask your school to make an announcement with ideas for participating today! Read more at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership website.

 

   Updated 4/2/2018

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