Category: Safe Routes to School

30,000 K-8 students now walking or biking to school in Long Beach

5th October

Over the past three years Long Beach’s community and school based bicycle and walking safety program has resulted in an increase of over 2500 students walking or biking to our elementary and middle schools on a regular basis. More than 30,000 students, nearly 60% of the elementary and middle school population now walk or bike to school on a regular basis in Long Beach.

The Long Beach Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, funded by a METRO through a federal safety grant; and run by the nonprofit Safe Moves, consists of three parts:

1. A public outreach program with bike rodeos offered at community events around the city.

2. An engaging “assembly” held in school auditoriums where the instructor interacts with students to teach and reinforce messages about walking and biking; and

3. A “bike rodeo” where all of the students have … Read More »

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