Recommended Routes to School
In order to decrease traffic and provide safer routes to school, please review the information below about getting to and from school.
Map of Suggested Safe Routes to School
This Walk & Roll to School map provides you with information to improve your choices as you walk, bike, scooter, skate, carpool,or bus to school. We cannot guarantee the safety of these suggested routes; parents are encouraged to inspect the routes on their own to ensure that the routes are as safe as possible.
NOTE: Do Not Cross Arroyo Ave mid-block between Cedar St and Woodland Ave. While this may seem like a great shortcut to get to class or the San Carlos Youth Center, it has been identified as a safety hazard. Oncoming traffic cannot see or stop in time when students dart out behind parked cars and run across the street.
Instead please cross the street at either Woodland Ave or Cedar St where there are staffed crossing guards there to increase visibility and safety.
- Always walk with a parent or buddy
- Be alert. Look left, right, and left again before crossing an intersection
- Cross at corners or marked crosswalks
- Use pedestrian flags correctly
- Use eye contact and hand signals to communicate with drivers
- Follow directions from crossing guards
- Use sidewalks when available
- Always wear a helmet when biking, scooting, or skating Make sure your helmet fits properly
- Obey all stop signs and yield to pedestrians
When riding on the street, ride in the same direction as traffic
- When riding on the sidewalk, ride slowly and watch out for pedestrians
Make eye contact and hand signals to communicated with drivers
Benefits of Active Transportation:
- Safer transportation to school
- Community connectedness
- Physical health benefits
- Decreased traffic
- Mental health benefits
- Reduced air pollution
How to Use Pedestrian Flags:
1. Take a flag
2. Look and listen 3. Cross safely
4. Leave flag at other side
How To Fit Your Bike Helmet:
- Fit - Make sure your helmet is the correct size. It should fit snuggly while not sitting flat on top of your head
- Position - The helmet should sit level on your head and low on your forehead with no more than 2 finger- widths above your eyebrow.
- Buckles - Center the chin buckle underneath the chin and clip.
Side Straps - Adjust the slider so that both straps form a “V” shape under and slightly in front of the ears.
- Chin Strap - Tighten the chin strap until it is snug so that no more than 2 fingers fit under the strap.