Pacific Elementary School launched Safe Routes to School programming during the 2016/2017 school year out of community concern for student safety. Throughout the program, WALKSacramento engaged community members through walk audits, parent meetings, and student education and ecnouragement events to promote walking and biking. Students continue to participate in a regular walking school bus programs.
Walk Audit Report
This walk audit report is intended to guide infrastructure improvements near Pacific Elementary with the goals of improving safety for pedestrians and people on bikes, as well as enabling more students to choose active methods of travel to school.
The recommendations in this report are informed and influenced through engagement with parents, students, community partners, and school staff.
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.
Pedestrian Education Day
WALKSacramento hosted an interactive Pedestrian Education Day at Pacific Elementary. Pedestrian education days are interactive 30-minute learning sessions where students learn about the benefits of walking and biking and get to practice crossing the street safely.
Each student practiced crossing the street safely
Students discussed the environmental benefits of walking and biking
Students learned about the importance of bike safety and wearing a helmet
Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day
Pacific Elementary School celebrated its first Walk to School Day in October 2017 and May 2018, with over 200 students and staff participating and celebrating the benefits of walking and biking.
Every student who walked, biked, or rolled to school received a prize
Health Education Council provided fruit infused water and healthy food education