Success Story: 2015 Citywide Walk & Roll to School Day Celebration

By Ana Validzic of the San Francisco Department of Public Health

The San Francisco Safe Routes to School Partnership (SF SRTS) and Walk San Francisco organize San Francisco's annual, citywide Walk & Roll to School Day celebration. This past year, a record-setting 95 schools and over 14,000 students participated.

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Success Story: Ride to School Days

An interview with Katrina Semene, Director of Environmental Resources Center, San Jose State University (SJSU)

Tell us about your event and its audience.

On Ride to School Days, San Jose State University’s (SJSU) Environmental Resource Center offers free bike tune-ups and prizes for students and faculty who bicycle to school. This event is tailored for the SJSU campus community and has been around for at least three years.

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Leader Profile: Chelsea Biklen

An interview with Chelsea Biklen, Cupertino SRTS Community Coordinator.
Tell us a little about yourself.

I have worked for Cupertino Safe Routes to School (SRTS) since June 2015. Previously, I was the SRTS coordinator for two San Mateo School Districts. I participated in the 10 month Climate Corps Bay Area Fellowship through Strategic Energy Innovations, similar to Americorps. After my fellowship was complete, I heard about the Cupertino position, applied, and transferred since I found that I love the nexus between public health and transportation that this job brings.

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2015 Family Biking Champion Profile: Bart Kay

This feature was initially published by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (
By Nancy Buffum
Photo taken by Ellie McCutcheon

Bart Kay is a San Francisco biking parent who won the 2015 Bike to School Champion Award. He received a complimentary SF Bicycle Coalition membership for his volunteer efforts. Bart has organized bike trains every year for students and parents at his children’s schools, most recently in April 2015 for Bike & Roll to School Week at Commodore Sloat Elementary School. Bart passionately urges parents to educate themselves and their children about urban bicycling, and to lead by example. Continue reading...