Safe Routes

  • What does our committee do?

    • Work with Encinal staff to promote and enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and car safety on and near campus.
    • Represent Encinal within the citywide Parents for Safe Routes organization.

    What types of responsibilities do our volunteers have?

    • Planning how the school will encourage activities such as International Walk to School Day & Bike, Walk, and Roll Week.
    • Monitoring the traffic situation around Encinal and bringing concerns and ideas to school/district administrators.
    • Helping the school implement a pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum. This work is beginning with grades 3–5 in spring 2018.

    When do we need you?

    • All school year, especially Fall and Spring, when the most people are biking and walking.
    • 1X per month for citywide Parents for Safe Routes meeting (share ideas among campus representatives & hear updates from city of Menlo Park.

    How much time commitment is involved?

    • ~3 hours per quarter, depending on events or activities planned
    • 5 hours/month to attend the Parents for Safe Routes meetings

    Any special skills required?

    • Know or learn the laws and best practices around pedestrian and bicycle safety
    • Be proactive about brining issues to the Encinal/MPCSD administration or city of MP/town of Atherton’s attention.


    Please refer to the PTO Committees table to contact the committee chair.