Emphasis on Safety

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 

Organization

Description

Alameda County 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.

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute is a helmet advocacy program that provides bicycle helmet information. The site explains the technology of helmets to consumers, and promote better helmets through improved standards.

California Safe Routes to School (SR2S)

California Active Transportation Program (ATP) combined a number of federal and state programs, including Safe Routes to School (SR2S) into one single program to highlight California as a national leader in active transportation.

Contra Costa Street Smarts Campaign

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 Transportation Authority of Marin administers Safe Routes to School programs in Marin County. The website integrates health, fitness, traffic relief, environmental awareness, and safety all under one program; to create a healthy lifestyle for children.

Napa County Safe Routes to School

The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency partners the Napa County Office of Education to provide SR2S programs. The Napa Safe Routes to School program is part of the solution to increase physical activity and improve unsafe walking and bicycling conditions.

San Francisco Safe Routes to School

This site provides comprehensive information about SF's active transportation options, public transit routes, carpooling alternatives, transportation guides and schedules, and other resources to SF residents.

Solano County Safe Routes to School

The Solano County Safe Routes to School uses a comprehensive model of the 6 E's to achieve the goal of walking and bicycling to school. The program has a variety of fun and engaging programs throughout the year, and provides educational opportunities for students and parents.

Safe Routes to School National Center (SRTS)

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.