An interview with Penny Ellson, Gunn HS Traffic Safety Representative and Member of Palo Alto Council of PTAs.
Tell us about the Getting to High School event and its audience.
In Palo Alto, grades K-6 receive in-school bike and pedestrian safety education. However, 8th grade is a huge transitional year, so we want to retain as many alternative commuters as possible between middle school and high school partially because the high schools [in Palo Alto] are so huge. In the next school year, we anticipate 2,100 kids at each school.
An interview with Nora Cody, Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Director
Over 160 elementary, middle, and high schools are enrolled in the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) program, which provides a variety of bicycle and pedestrian safety education and encouragement activities throughout the school year. The SR2S program is funded by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, through a combination of federal and state grants and the Measure B half-cent transportation sales tax.
An interview with Ernesto Lizaola of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Tell us a little about yourself.
I started at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) fresh out of San Jose State University and am coming up on my fifth year.
On Saturday, January 30, 2016, over 250 students and professionals from around the Bay Area converged in Berkeley to learn and discuss transportation issues at the 2016 Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference. Attendees came from around the Bay Area, with the greatest showing from Sonoma and Contra Costa Counties.
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.