Education Resources


The Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Program coordinates bicycle and pedestrian safety education for Palo Alto Unified School District families.

As the number of students who use alternative transportation to commute (walking, biking, carpooling, and transit) has risen over the years, the scope of the City's Safe Routes to School education offerings has grown. The 2018-19 core education programs touched approximately 5,888 students, or roughly 49% of total PAUSD enrollment. Sample Curriculum.

Safety Tips for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, Skaters, and Drivers

New Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

Neighborhood Traffic Safety and Bicycle Boulevard Information


Carpooling and Transit Resources

Construction Updates: Heads Up!

The next time you see a construction project on a Palo Alto street and wonder what’s happening, you have a new online tool to turn to called Heads Up! Heads Up! gives you real-time information on street closures impacting our City’s roadways for four hours or more. It’s still in beta launch mode but you can get the information at your fingertips by registering to receive Heads Up! alerts, then by clicking on the a project located on the map, then clicking on "receive alerts". 

Partnership with PAMF

The City of Palo Alto, working in partnership with PAMF pediatricians, developed a Safe Routes to School Tips flyer to be distributed to families looking to increase their physical activity. This flyer also includes contacts for local Safe Routes to School programs.

For more information, please contact our Safe Routes team at

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Office of Transportation       
(650) 329-2520
Please use Palo Alto 311 to report an issue.