Partners are fundamental to advance the Safe Routes to School program. Together, we will advocate and promote practices of safe bicycling and walking that serve our diverse, multicultural communities. Building awareness about traffic safety is a first step to practicing safe behavior, no matter whether you walk, bicycle, take transit, or carpool.
Los Angeles Unified School District
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest in the nation. The District enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and 187 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California. Approximately three-quarters of LAUSD schools are located within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles. The District is segmented into six Local Districts with nearly 30 percent of its schools located in the Central Local District, one of the most densely populated areas of the City.
The City’s partnership with LAUSD is instrumental to the success of SRTS. It engages a broad spectrum of LAUSD representatives from District Operations, Facilities, Information Technology Division, Communications, Educational Services, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and School Police. With the program’s emphasis on public participation, SRTS works closely with administrators, educators, parents and students at local schools with the goal to optimize engagement, and minimize impact on instructional time.
The LAUSD District Profile includes student racial and ethnic history, student attendance, and staffing at the district wide and local district levels. For school specific information, please use LAUSD School Finder.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Metro is responsible for the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective transportation system for Los Angeles County, one of the country’s largest, most populous. Its Active Transportation Division manages projects and programs to advance active transportation and provide more travel options throughout the county through a range of efforts include funding, policy and regional leadership, transit network planning and access improvements, and education and promotion.
To encourage active transportation, Metro launched the Safe Routes To School Pilot Program in 2013 at 10 schools in the City of Los Angeles to develop education and encouragement activities and resources, and complete conceptual street improvement plans. The pilot program has helped to inform Metro’s Countywide Safe Routes to School Initiative.
National Safe Routes to School Partnership
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership, a nonprofit organization, seeks to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, safe infrastructure, and physical activity to improve the health and wellbeing of kids of all races, income levels and abilities and foster the creation of healthy communities for everyone.