Streetfilms: Walk to School Day in San Francisco

A generation ago, nearly half of all U.S. kids walked or bicycled to
school. Today, less than fifteen percent do, with the majority arriving
at school in private automobiles. It’s no coincidence, then, that
studies show more than a quarter of San Francisco’s children are
overweight. But a new program hopes to change that trend, while reducing greenhouse
gas pollution and increasing fun.

With the help of a $500,000 grant from the federal government, San
Francisco has launched its own “Safe Routes to Schools” program, aimed at
encouraging students and parents to walk or bike to school.

At Longfellow Elementary last Wednesday, October 7th, students joined
on a “walking school bus.” Although the date was part of
International Walk to School Day, organizers plan group walks to
school every Wednesday—with the ultimate goal of walking to school
every day.


A Walk & Roll to School Day Event in San Francisco

Yesterday some 13,000 San Francisco children at 95 schools walked–and in some cases rolled in wheelchairs–to school as part of the 20th annual Walk-to-School Day (now called “Walk-and-Roll-to-School Day,” at least locally). The event is intended to encourage kids to walk to school and spend more time walking and playing outside. This is part of a global […]

Thursday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers. Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings: Grassroots and Outreach Fellow, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Anywhere The Safe Routes to […]

Webinar: Health Benefits of Road Pricing in San Francisco

From TransForm: Bay Area Health in Transportation Collaborative Be a part of improving health and transportation in the Bay Area by joining this monthly webinar series.  The Bay Area Health in Transportation Collaborative is a joint effort of TransForm and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. On September 18, we’ll hear from Megan Wier of […]