January 25th, 2017: “Open House for Bikeway Design Projects and the
Pedestrian Transportation Plan”: This meeting is
your chance to add your input and concerns to our Pedestrian Masterplan and
review bikeway designs for our upcoming Class IV Separated bikeways. Come participate and be a part of shaping Cupertino’s future!
February 8th, 2017: Parent Meet-Up: A Strategy Session for Creating Safe Routes to School *presentation from City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School*: Learn about Safe Routes to School and how YOU can get involved! This meeting will focus on the critical role of parents in creating a successful Safe Routes to School Program. It will feature a presentation from Safe Routes to School powerhouse, Palo Alto, and allow parents the opportunity to network with others who are very experienced with Safe Routes to School projects.
Past Events (in ascending chronological order)
International Walk to School Day!
Wednesday October 5th was International Walk to School Day! On this special day dedicated to healthier air quality and healthier communities thousands of people walked to school world wide. Cupertino families students participated by walking to and from school or driving part-way and walking the last 1/2 mile-mile. For more information, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.
2016 Fall Bike Fest!
Our 2016 Fall Bike Fest was a success! Last Saturday, October 1st, Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School in partnership with the Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission ushered in the season change with it's 3rd Annual Fall Bike Fest. About 50 people of all ages came out to blend smoothies on bike blenders, improve their handling skills with our bike skills course, and join the family bike ride. A special thanks to our Sheriff's Department, Walk Bike Cupertino, Rural Metro, and the Santa Clara County Fire Department for coming out to the event and sharing their safety information. Stay tuned for information about our next chaperoned family bike ride!
Family Bike Rodeo Roadshows!
Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School celebrates Lawson Middle School, Regnart Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Sedgwick Elementary for hosting Bike Rodeos and events at their school sites this Fall! Each school brought in bicycle education and encouragement activities for their students as well as free bike repairs! Below is a collage of photos from these events.
August 20th, 2016: Standing Oak Court Road Show!
On Saturday August 20th, Standing Oak Court brought Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to their block party for bike education and activities! Neighbors participated in bicycle trivia, bike blender smoothie making, and a brief rules of the road presentation. If you're interested in bringing bike education to your block party, email email@example.com!
August 18th, 2016: Bicycle Commute Workshop
On Thursday August 18th, 2016 the City hosted its first ever Bicycle Commute Workshop. The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition held a captive audience of those interested in all things related to bicycle commuting include key safety strategies and bicycle consumer tips. Topics included:
- Choosing/sizing a bike
- Wearing the right gear
- Choosing the best route
- Staying Safe in traffic
- Combining bikes and transit
April 30th , 2016: 'Pedal for the Planet Family Bike Ride' at Earth Day!
This year the City of Cupertino hosted its first ever Pedal for the Planet Ride sponsored by the City of Cupertino and the Safe Routes 2 Ride School Program! On April 30th, 2016 in conjunction with our Earth Day Festival, this aptly named ‘Pedal for the Planet Ride’ featured a smooth 7-mile bike ride around Cupertino schools, parks, and the Mary Ave. Pedestrian Bridge for kids ages 8+ and their families. The bike ride had more than 50 riders and was chaperoned by experienced Cupertino cyclists. The ride started and ended at City Hall so participants were able to join Earth Day activities directly following the ride. The event also included free bicycle maintenance checks and minor tune-ups from Chain Reaction Bikes and Cupertino Bike Shop before the ride. Thanks again to these awesome bike shops for their time and generosity!
For more information about the event please visit Cupertino.org/pedal4theplanetride
October 3rd, 2015: 2nd Annual Ride N Roll Bike Rodeo
For the second year in a row, City of Cupertino’s Bicycle Pedestrian Commission hosted its Annual Ride ‘N Roll Bike Rodeo in the back parking lot of City Hall! This event was completely free and welcomed all residents of Cupertino, their friends, and families. About 150 people attended and participated in bike safety and skill-building activities in partnership with Safe Moves, a non-profit organization recognized for being the leading authority in traffic safety education in the country. The Bike Rodeo featured a Bicycle Safety Obstacle Couse, Pedal-powered smoothies made with a blender bike, FREE bike repairs, traffic safety skill games, and members from the City of Cupertino and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition there to answer any burning bicycle safety and advocacy questions. In addition, four attendees won a free bike helmet by entering in our bike helmet raffle!
• More about Safe Moves
October 7th, 2015: Cupertino Celebrated International Walk to School Day!
On Wednesday October 7th, Cupertino schools participated in International Walk to School Day and put extra emphasis on walking and rolling to and from school. International Walk to School Day is a day celebrated all over the world where students and families travel actively to school promote health and safety. This year, students from Monta Vista High School’s Rotary Interact Club made Walk and Roll signs and hung them at Sedgwick, Kennedy, Lincoln, Hyde, and Monta Vista schools! The staff at Sedgwick Elementary School set up check-in tables around their campus to reward students who traveled to school sans vehicle with pencils and stickers, and saw a positive reduction in cars entering their drop-off area. Let’s keep up the spirit of International Walk to School Day and continue to encourage Cupertino students to walk and roll to school all year long!
• More about International Walk to School Day, visit Walkbiketoschool.org
- International Walk to School Day is scheduled this year for October 5th, 2016