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Safe Routes to School
Over 2,000 students walked or biked to school on October 8, 2014 for International Walk to School Day!
For the past 7 years, City of Roseville and Safe Routes to School have been encouraging schools to promote walking and biking as an alternate mode of transportation to school. Roseville schools who participated in this international event this year included Coyote Ridge, Junction, Diamond Creek, Fiddyment Farms, Stoneridge, Cirby, Kaseberg, Spanger, and Woodbridge. Each school had tremendous success, the average participation was 60% of school enrollment!
This event sparked an interest in most of the grant schools to have weekly walking clubs. Walking Wednesdays' or Walking Fridays have been implemented where school administrators and city staff encourage and promote walking and biking on a regular basis. For more information on International Walk to School Day and the weekly walking clubs, please contact our grant coordinators, Julia Khashchuk or Yvonne Woosley, for more information.
Volunteer with us!
Roseville Safe Routes to school is looking for passionate people to help make our neighborhoods more bicycle and pedestrian friendly!
Help kids cross the street safely! Adult crossing guards help more parents feel comfortable about their children walking or bicycling to school. Hours and days are flexible, with locations throughout Roseville.
Volunteer School Crossing Guards:
• Help children cross the street safely.
• Play a key role in helping to create safe, walkable streets for students traveling to and from school.
• Remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians.
• Be a role model for children.
To get started as a Volunteer School Crossing Guard, call Yvonne Woosley at 77-5351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All training and equipment is provided.
Do you enjoy biking or walking, getting active, being a role model, and helping others in Roseville? If so, we want you. Help enrich our community by volunteering as a Bike/Walk Ambassador! You'll be:
* Teaching students and parents how to safely bike to and from school.
* Educating Roseville's trail users on how to Share the Trail.
* Engaging the community at events.
By donating just a few hours a month, you will gain more than you give.
Become a Bike/Walk Ambassador today! For more information contact Julia at 746-1376 or e-mail email@example.com
Safe Routes to School in the News
Kids ditch school bus on Walk to School Day in Roseville - KCRA 3 News - October 9, 2013
Walk/Bike to School Day Encourages Fewer Cars, Safer Routes for Kids - October 9, 2013
International Walk to School Day - Woodcreek News, October 2012
Roseville Kids take it to the streets - Roseville Press Tribune, October 3, 2012
Students get in step with 'Move It' campaign - Roseville Press Tribune, March 24, 2010
Walking to school - Roseville Press Tribune, March 19,2010
U.S. Travel Data Show Decline in Walking and Bicycling to School has Stabilized - Safe Routes to School Press Release, April 8, 2010
National Center for Safe Routes to School - http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/
Walk to School - http://www.walktoschool.org/
Federal Highway Administration - http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferoutes/
Safe Routes National Partnership - www.saferoutespartnership.org
Snell Memorial Foundation, Helmet Safety - http://www.smf.org/
CA Department of Public Health - http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/injviosaf/Pages/SafeRoutestoSchool.aspx
CA Department of Transportation - http://www.dot.ca.gov/
America Walks - http://www.americawalks.org/
Megans Law - CA Registered Registered Sex Offenders - http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/Search.aspx?lang=ENGLISH