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Feeling creative?! Read about these different ideas for increasing walking and biking and implement them in your community:

Student Valet Program - a program designed so that parents will not need to park or exit their vehicles to drop off their children. Instead, school staff, parent volunteers, or upper class students act as valets to open doors for arriving vehicles and usher students in or out of the cars in order to keep traffic flowing swiftly and safely. This is happening at Lincoln Elementary and Regnart Elementary
Walking School Buses and Bike Trains - carpool to school without a vehicle! Walking School Buses and Bike Trains consist of groups of students accompanied by adults that walk or bike a pre-planned route to school. Routes can originate from designated locations in neighborhoods or near schools depending on what makes the most sense. The group of students and adults walk or bike the route to school and pick up other students along the way to join the group. Click on the links below to find information and resources on how to start your own Walking School Bus or Bike Train.
Walk/Roll to School Campaigns - encourage students and their families to walk and roll to school by celebrating active transportation on special event days or with ongoing clubs or contests. Anyone can set up a walk/roll campaign simply by engaging students to walk or roll to school in fun ways. Several examples of encouragement campaigns and resources are listed below.
  • International Walk to School Day – held every year in October, is a global day to celebrate walking and bicycling to school. An International Walk to School Day event is a great way to kick off a walk-to-school program in the beginning of a school year. International Walk to School Day 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th.

  • National Bike to School Day – is similar to International Walk to School Day but focuses on encouraging rolling to school (though walking is always encouraged)! This day is celebrated in May of every year in conjunction with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike to School Month and is scheduled for May 10th, 2017.

  • Ongoing Walk/Roll Event Days - Many communities around the world encourage walking and rolling to school more than once or twice a year and instead build campaigns that encourage active transportation year-round. Below are examples of ongoing encouragement events.
    • Walk One Week (WOW) – is a Cupertino example of an encouragement campaign focused on more than one day. Since 2010, WOW has been celebrated city-wide in Cupertino. A WOW activity can be run by anyone including a student council, PTA, or school environmental club.
    • Mileage Clubs and Contests – are useful student engagement tools that generally track the amount of miles that students walk or bike and offer them incentives for sustaining and increasing their mileage. Some examples and resources for starting a mileage club are below.

1) What is a Sharrow?
A: Road markings used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicyclists and automobiles. More information at:

2) How can I learn more about proper signaling?
A: Watch the video below titled "Signaling" or contact for more information

3) How can our school bring more bike rodeos to our site?
A: Contact or to schedule a bike rodeo. Talk to your school administration beforehand to come up with some possible dates to host the event

4) Where can I go for bike repairs?
A: Visit a local bike shop (Chain Reactions, Evolution Bike Shop, Cupertino Bike Shop) or contact the Bay Area Bike Mobile for free repairs!

5) How can I get more involved with Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School?
A: Come to a Working Group Meeting! These are held once a month at City Hall. Consult > Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School for the meeting schedule. If you can't make meetings, email to get involved in other ways
    Last updated: 2/15/2017 4:35:08 PM