Safe Routes to School is a nation-wide program that aims to create safer conditions around schools, and to encourage students, parents, and school staff to walk or bike to school. The program focuses on six main strategies: Education, Encouragement, Evaluation, Empowerment, Engineering, and Equity.
The City of Oceanside, in partnership with Oceanside Unified School District and Vista Unified School District, is kicking off its own Oceanside Safe Routes to School (OSRTS) Plan. Be a part of the upcoming efforts to let kids live a healthy and active life!
The goal of the OSRTS program is to identify issues, and equip parents, the City, and school staff by providing various tools to address them. More specifically you will receive the following:
Everyone has a role to play. There will be several activities organized during the 2018/2019, 2019/2020, and 2020/2021 school years, including:
As of June 2019, Oceanside Safe Routes to School program has completed School Site Assessments and Walk Audits at 11 Elementary, Middle , and High Schools in the City of Oceanside. 72 Stakeholders, including parents and school administrators, from these 11 schools participated in morning walk audits. With the help of teachers, we have collected commuting behavior data on students in 216 classrooms and counting. 404 Parents responded to our online parent survey.
School Site Assessments and Walk Audits were conducted at the following schools:
Mission Elementary School
Ivey Ranch Elementary School
Thank you to the Principals, Administrators, and Parents who joined us this past spring. Stay tuned for more updates in the 2019-2020 academic school year.
The Oceanside Safe Route to Schools outreach will continue through the summer at local Oceanside events. Check back for more information on upcoming summer events.
For more information, please contact: