Back-to-School Safety Flyer
Important safety reminders for driving in school zones & picking up and dropping off children.
E-Bikes & E-Scooters: What Parents Should Know
If you’re trying to determine if your child is ready to ride an e-bike or e-scooter, download our useful guide. It can help you figure out if your child has sufficient experience and strong enough handling skills for one of these vehicles. It also covers the legal age for riding each vehicle, if helmets are required, and if a driver’s license is required to operate.
Download the Guide >
Mr. Beeps Activity Book
511CC ‘Let’s Ride’ Coloring Sheet
Download this fun coloring sheet.
Learn to Ride: Start Pedal-Free
A great way to teach children to ride a bike is to start with a pushbike or a traditional bike with the pedals removed. That way they can learn to balance and steer before needing to pedal. We’ve created a simple step-by-step guide.
Learn to wear your helmet properly.
California state law requires children under 18 years of age to wear a helmet while riding bikes, scooters, skateboards, and roller skates.
How walkable is your community?
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Protect Your Climate Curriculum is a comprehensive climate change curriculum from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, with 16 lessons for 4th and 5th grade students. Focus is air pollution, energy, waste reduction, and transportation.
Safe Routes to School Classroom Activities (from the NHTSA) include lesson plans on Pedestrian Safety Training (for 1st and 2nd graders), Bicycle Safety Training (for 3rd through 5th graders), and ideas for incorporating Safe Routes concepts into math and social science, geography, English, history, and science classes.
Create a Weekly Walk & Roll Program
Learn about Pleasant Hill Elementary’s successful Walk & Roll Wednesday program, sponsored by Street Smarts Diablo. This parent-led program, now in its second year, uses barcode-scanning technology from Active4.me to track students’ mileage, number of trips, and emissions saved by walking or rolling to school. Plus, parents can opt to receive text notifications when their child is scanned in at school.
Students are motivated and rewarded with inexpensive “Dino-Charms” that can be collected all year long. Nearly 200 PHE students bike or walk every Wednesday, resulting in less school-zone traffic, reduced truancy, and increased physical activity and community-building. Learn how to get your school on board!
Watch the Webinar >
Download the “Creating a Walk & Roll Program” toolkit (pdf) >
Free Parking Lot Banner
Remind parents, students, staff and visitors to use Street Smarts at your school with a free 8’x2′ banner.
Melon Drop Video
Why is it so important to wear a helmet while biking, skateboarding, or riding a scooter? We used a melon to demonstrate how much protection a helmet provides.
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Lesson Plan for Bike/Walk to School
One-day lesson plan for a class discussion: “Be the change, bike and walk to school”
Click an image to view/download the PDF version.
If your kids are looking for a new book or two, we’ve got two reading lists that might help: Books that Celebrate the Many Ways We Go to School and Children’s Books that Promote Walking, Biking, and Safety – which indicates the reading level for each book.
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Title and illustrate one of several Street Smarts safety messages.
Be aware, be visible, be predictable. Read it, sign it, live by it.
Safety Demonstration Videos
Flatland BXM star Pete Brandt delivers safety tips while demonstrating stunts & tricks in three videos recorded exclusively for Street Smarts Diablo.
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K-5 Student Assignment
An interview template for discussing walk-bike safety at home.
Walking School Bus
Download a step-by-step guide from the Safe Routes National Partnership on starting a Walking School Bus at your school.
Buckle up and get ready to carpool to school with your neighbors and friends.
Reduce school traffic with a one-week carpool challenge at your school.