Walking & Biking Audits
The Woodland Safe Routes to School Program needs your help! Come take a walk with us to help your kid’s school.
Our program is doing 1-hour walking and biking audits at elementary schools in the Woodland Joint Unified School District during this school year. We will host these audits in partnership with the schools, and we want parent participation as well. The goal is to evaluate the school and neighborhood to determine how well traffic flows around schools, and how easy or difficult it is to walk and bike to that school. After the audit, recommendations are made on how to make it safer and easier for kids to walk and bike, and also to reduce car traffic. Audits are most successful when a few parents are involved because parents have important ideas about what it’s like to get their children to school!
If you are a parent of an elementary student in the WJUSD, and are interested in joining us for an audit, please email Jonathan Bartlett at Jonathan.email@example.com to get on the contact list. Audits will be scheduled from February – June 2017 at various schools and they usually occur right after drop-off or pick up times.
In 2013 the Community Health Branch was awarded a small grant to provide resources and materials to schools in the Woodland Joint Unified School District so that they could help promote walking, biking, scooting, and carpooling among students and families. In 2016 the branch received a Caltrans’ Active Transportation Program grant to help expand the program with the goal of increasing the number of elementary and middle school youth who walk and ride their bikes by 10% in a 2-year period.
Currently staff are working with schools and community partners to provide education, materials, technical assistance, and collaboration to help build the Safe Routes to School Program.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the Safe Routes to School Program for the WJUSD, please contact the program coordinator, Rebecca Tryon at 530-666-8640 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Safe Routes to School programs in California please visit: http://www.casaferoutestoschool.org/
To learn more about The Bike Campaign, which works to educate and encourage more people to ride their bikes in Yolo County visit this site: www.thebikecampaign.com
For safety information for cyclists and motorists, please visit the League of American Bicyclists webpage at: www.bikeleague.org/ridesmart
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Curriculum for 4th- 5th Grade
Safe Routes to School curriculum around the region has been developed and we would like to share it with you! Lesson plans are available to assist school administrators, parents and educators support Safe Routes to School strategies and are designed as a supplemental resource for educators to encourage healthy and active lifestyle by walking and biking to and from school.
Click on the links below to view lesson plans. Each lesson specifies objectives, materials needed, lesson length and provide step-by-step instructions.
|Grade Level||Curriculum Title||Curriculum Type||Organization|
These lessons cover benefits of biking, how to check and fit a bike and helmet, and how to stay safe when riding in traffic. A bicycle rodeo gives students the opportunity to practice the skills learned in the classroom.
|Safe Routes to School Marin County|
Themes include pedestrian safety, community, impact of travel on climate changes and our health, and making smart choices. Linked to California education standards.
|Safety, Environment, Health
Topics include: Exercise Your Superpower, Prescribe a Pollution Diet, Rules of the Road, Design Your Own Traffic Sign Game, and Get Your Helmet On.
|California Active Transportation Resource Center|
This interactive resource helps get the conversation started with children and youth. Included are three videos (by age group 5-9, 10-14, 15-18) along with a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library.
|Pedestrian Safer Journey|