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Spare the Air Youth is a regional program that aims to educate, inspire and empower youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area to walk, bicycle, carpool, and take transit. A partnership between the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Spare the Air Youth seeks to find effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to transportation while also providing a regional resource for students, parents, teachers and program providers. The program also supports Bay Area Safe Routes to School outreach and encouragement efforts.

We are always seeking new ideas to test or input on current local programs. If you have an innovative idea on ways to encourage youth and their families to use alternative transportation, or would like to tell us about a successful program in your area, please Contact Us.




Local jurisdictions, students, volunteers, families, schools, and community partners work together to bring Safe Routes to School programming to Bay Area schools. We learn from each other and work together via the quarterly Technical Advisory Committee meeting. All are welcome to join in the meeting!




The Bay Area BikeMobile hosts bike repair clinics at schools, libraries, recreation centers, and community events across the region. With Spare the Air Youth funding, they focus on low-income communities who do not usually have access to professional bike repair.

9,555BIKESAs of January 2019, BikeMobile has fixed
Bay Area BikeMobile Program



High School Engagement Program

Spare the Air Youth encourages youth leadership through the YES Conference and High School Grant Program.

1,000 STUDENTS Over attended the 2018 YES Conference

Spare the Air Youth is a Climate Initiatives Program


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