MCBC Education & Encouragement Safe Routes Back to Schools
Kids are fully back in school and many are using their own powerful feet to get there. Traffic reduction is key to calmer, safer streets which encourages more families to walk and bike to schools, further reducing traffic. We can all take part in safe routes back to school!
You can help! Bike to work throughout the year; even cycle-commuting once per week can help to reduce traffic by up to 20%. Need to drop off your student(s) on the way to work? Try parking and walking/rolling partway to school. Every bit helps!
Fun and educational Family Biking rides will be scheduled throughout the year. The next Family Biking ride is on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 – 11:00 at Ross Valley Charter School in Fairfax. The Family Biking ride is part of Biketoberfest! Bring the family for a ride and stay for the bike and beer expo afterwards! Click here for more information.
If you must DRIVE, please be extra vigilant during school arrival and departure times and remember these important safety tips:
Allow extra time for travel
Go slow and scan for children, especially during morning and afternoon commute times
Stay alert – eyes up and focus on the drive; mobile devices can take a back seat to safety!
join THE marin county bicycle coalition
We’re working to make bicycling safe, fun, and accessible for children and families. Join us today!