Safe Routes to School, Culver City
For 10 years, we have worked with Culver City to reduce the number of cars driving to each school every day. We encourage families to rethink their commutes by walking, biking, carpooling or using transit to get to/from school.
This comprehensive program primarily involves five elementary school and the middle school. We focus on all six E’s: Education, Encouragement, Engagement, Equity, Engineering and Evaluation.
All schools feature regular walk / bike to school programming, on campus bicycle and pedestrian safety education, community events workshops and group rides. Culver City Bus offers free transit to all CCUSD students and the program includes ongoing education and encouragement programming.
We have seen steady growth of our program that uses the Active4.me tracking system to build encouragement. The system anonymously tracks student participation allowing schools to see how many kids participated and which classes had the most walk ‘n rollers.
Project Timeline: July 2012 – June 2024
Revise website (ongoing), Update Walk to School Maps and education materials (ongoing), Host the Walk & Roll Festival (September 24), host Pedestrian Safety Workshops at each school, Community Outreach, develop safe park and walk sites.
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have created several programs that encourage activity and promote safety. The Walk Across America Challenge, neighborhood scavenger hunts and the Great Pumpkin Hunt as a trick-or-treat alternative. We also hosted a community bike repair day and distributed thousands of healthy living activity pages and introduced a community-wide marketing campaign.
For more information, visit ccWalkAndRoll.com