Will C. Wood Middle School
Will C. Wood Middle School lies on the corner of Lemon Hill Ave and 65th St Expressway. With two highly trafficked streets and a large population of students walking, biking, and taking transit safety education and encouragement was essential. In spring 2019, students are collaborating on safety campaigns, video voices, and a Bike to School Day event.
Walk Audit Report
Walk audits are community feedback and data gathering events where participants analyze current conditions and opportunities for improvement.
The Walk Audit report sumamrizes findings from the walk audit event and travel behaviors at the school.
Pick-up / Drop-off Procedures Map
Pick-up and Drop-off procedures maps are designed to support school policies regarding traffic plans during peak morning and afternoon times.
Maps are adapted into school policy handbooks and support school-wide understanding of safe traffic behaviors for drivers, walkers, and bikers.
Safe Walking and Biking Map
Safe Walking and Biking maps provide opportunities for school staff and families to have conversations with students about the best routes to walk and bike to school along with where students need to be extra alert.
Video Voice Projects
WALKSacramento worked with students in the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program at Will C. Wood Middle to do Video Voice projects with students. Video Voice is a student-led project where students write, film, and edit their own videos about topics and issues they care about.
Students learned about the value of media as a tool for advocacy.
Students worked in groups to identify solutions for making streets safer and how to promote safe walking skills.
Final Videos focused on safety concerns along a street in front of the school as well as peer-to-peer pedestrian safety education.
Bike Skills Course
WALKSacramento hosted a bike skills course at Will C. Wood Middle for students to learn and practice safe bike riding skills. Students practiced basic balance techniques, hand signals, and advanced turn movements.
Over 40 students participated in the event
Fun activities included a helmet decorating station, a smoothie bike facilitated by the Health Education Council, and skateboard ramps provided by the Skateboard Club.
Free helmet fittings were conducted by Sacramento City Police Department and UC Davis Trauma Prevention. Free helmets were given to students who did not have one.