Safe Routes to School Bike and Walk Safety Education programs taught by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) are most effective when brought to a school as a packaged deal. Walk Safety is best for 2nd grade students, and the Bike Safety education curriculum is best for 5th graders.
- Must have room to store 37 bikes for the duration of the program, at least 12’ x 12’.
- Must be in close proximity to a paved area for drills.
- Requests for Bike/Walk Safety Education must come from your school's principal.
Feel free to use this template [ADD TEMPLATE] when writing to your principal to bring up why this education is important for your school's students.
What Will They Learn?
Biking and Walking Safety Education is typically taught to students during their normal school day.
Curriculum includes 10 hours of in-class instruction and outdoor on-the-bike practice. The class ends with at least one graduation group ride through the neighborhood. A BTA instructor will teach the 10-lesson Safe Routes for Kids curriculum to one class of students. May be taught in one-hour lessons over the course of 10 consecutive school days or two-hour lessons over the course of 5 consecutive days. Program includes in-class and on-the-bike instruction, a fleet of bikes and helmets, parent release forms, pre- and post-tests to evaluate progress, and a graduation ride.
Along with Bicycle and Walk Safety Education courses, the BTA Safe Routes program can also provide the following trainings for teachers and staff. Click here for more information.
Training for Teachers
-Walk+Bike Jump Start Program
-Bicycle Education Training for Teachers
-Pedestrian Education Training for Teachers
-Bicycle Fleet Rentals