You did it: With Safe Routes to School resources under threat, our members spoke out and saved this vital program serving school communities across San Francisco.
Last fall, the Board of Supervisors threatened to slash Safe Routes to School funding for 2019-2022. The cuts would have prevented Safe Routes partners from conducting the robust, multilingual outreach that is critical to supporting low-income neighborhoods and communities of color seeking to improve public health and safety around their schools.
With the help of our members, many of whom serve as parent champions who bike to school regularly with their children, your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition successfully advocated for fully restored funding for the program. We are pleased to announce that, last month, the San Francisco County Transportation Commission (SFCTA) approved the full $2.8 million required to maintain the program at at least 35 schools, many of which have high rates of free and reduced lunch.
Thank you to our dedicated members who spoke up and took time off from work to attend the SFCTA Board meetings last year. We could not have done this without you!
Thanks to you, we can continue providing Safe Routes to School programs and services, so that the program can grow and progress to meet the needs of San Francisco families. Look for great family biking programs and other Safe Routes to School initiatives lined up for 2018, including the largest ever Bike & Roll to School Week in April.
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