Safe Route to School Program Data

2019 Safe Routes to School Travel Tally Data

Type of School

Walk, Scooter, and Skateboard

Bike

Carpool

Transit

Drive

Response Rate

2016 Active plus Shared Mode

2019 Active plus Shared Mode

2019 Active Mode: Walking plus Biking Only

2016-2019 Active plus shared Mode Change

Elementary School

25%

16%

6%

3%

50%

80%

47%

50%

41%

3%

Middle School

13%

57%

8%

2%

20%

84%

77%

80%

70%

3%

High School

9%

54%

6%

6%

24%

61%

69%

75%

62%

6%

Average

15%

42%

7%

4%

31%

75%

64%

68%

58%

4%

 

Classroom tally data is gathered by PAUSD teachers through a show of students hands and the responses are entered online. Factors such as weather, classroom participation rates, and special events may impact results. 

2019 - 2020 School Progress Reports

1985 - 2019 Secondary Bike Count Charts

The charts below reports the raw numbers of parked bikes at each of the Palo Alto public middle and high school as well as the percentages of the enrolled student body who biked to school on the day of the count. To learn more about middle school and high school bike counts, check out the links below: 

Bike Count Criteria

Bike Count Criteria Counts are taken by PTA Parent Transportation Safety Representatives Volunteers within a four week period during the peak month of September. An average of multiple counts is encouraged. Bike counts are taken immediately after the morning bell, ideally on a Tuesday or Thursday with fair weather conditions. Field trips or other event that requires a large number of families to drive are checked in advance. Transportation Safety Representatives are asked to report out the following.

  1. Date/time/school site where bike count was taken.
  2. Weather conditions.
  3. Number of bikes (at elementary schools, please break this out into kids and adult bikes).
  4. Number of bike trailers, if possible.
  5. Number of scooters/skateboards, if possible.
  6. Whether there is adequate bike rack space for students to lock up.
  7. Bikes parked outside of racks and cages that are sometimes locked up to fences and such.

2014 District-Wide Safe Routes to School Parent Survey Report

The 2014 District-Wide Safe Routes to School Parent Survey Report presents the results of the Parent/Caregiver Survey conducted in fall 2014 through the Palo Alto Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. Overall, 1,970 surveys were filled out, providing results for 3,124 students (each survey enabled a parent/caregiver to provide information for up to three students).