Many advocacy groups that are focused on safety also work to encourage walking and bicycling. Here is a list of groups whose focus is more on safety, though many of them are also listed as groups that promote active transportation, too.  If you don't find a group here, please consult the Walk and Bike More tab.

If you know of a group that you think should be included, please email us with the name, and if possible a contact person or web address.

Emphasis on Safety 



Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Washington Area Bicyclist Association helmet advocacy program provides
bicycle helmet information. The site explains the technology of helmets to
consumers, and promote better helmets through improved standards.

County of Alameda Safe Routes to School

The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program works in K-12 schools
across Alameda County to develop walk- and bike-to school programs that
includes safety for both pedestrian and personal concerns.

Contra Costa County Health Services Street Smarts

Contra Costa Safe Communities Project (WCCSC), is the first East Bay region
to adopt the campaign which addresses traffic safety problems
. That includes
a variety of traffic safety messages aimed at motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Marin County Safe Routes to School

The mission of Safe Routes to Schools is to increase the number of children walking
and biking to school. This site integrates health, fitness, traffic relief, environmental
awareness, and safety all under one program; to create a healthy lifestyle for children.

Safe Routes to School, California

The California Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC)
assists local communities with creating Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs by
providing trainings, technical assistance, and resources to implement safe and
successful SRTS strategies throughout California.

Napa County Office of Education Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is an international movement whose concept is to increase
the number of children who walk or bicycle to school by funding projects that
remove the barriers that currently prevent them from doing so.

San Francisco Safe Routes to School

SF Safe Routes to School uses a comprehensive model of 5 E’s to achieve the goal
of walking and bicycling to school; safer and more accessible for children, including
those with disabilities, and to increase the number of children who choose to walk
and bicycle.

Solano County Safe Routes to School

The Solano County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) aims to increase the number
of students who walk, bike, rideshare, or take transit to and from school.
This site suggests various ways that their program can help improve safety
around schools, teach students safety skills, and foster a closer sense of
community among participants.

Safe Routes to School National Center

Safe Routes to School programs operates in all 50 states and D.C. Children benefiting from SRTS funds live in urban, rural and suburban communities 

representing varying income levels and a range of walking and bicycling conditions.