The City of Santa Clara received a $45,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to continue the important work being done through the City’s Safe Routes to School Program. This program helps improve the safety of children walking, bicycling or scootering to school by funding activities that emphasize bicycle and pedestrian safety.
“Everyone deserves to get around Santa Clara safely, regardless of what modes of transportation they use,” said City Manager Jōvan Grogan. “Education plays a pivotal role in creating a strong culture of road safety and this grant will help us continue to ensure that our most vulnerable road users, our children, get to school and return home safely.”
Grant funds will support a variety of activities focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety including:
- Bicycle training courses and student assemblies to educate youth on safe riding and walking behaviors.
- Helmet fitting inspections and distribution of helmets
- Free safety equipment such as bicycle headlights/taillights, during youth safety trainings at schools participating within our Safe Routes to School Program.
The grant program will run through September 2024. For more information on the program, please contact Carol Shariat at CShariat@SantaClaraCA.gov or visit SantaClaraCA.gov/SafeRoutestoSchool.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
About the City of Santa Clara
Located at the heart of Silicon Valley about 45 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Santa Clara truly is “The Center of What’s Possible.” Incorporated in 1852, Santa Clara covers an area of 19.3 square miles with an estimated population of 129,498. Santa Clara is home to an extraordinary array of high-tech companies, including Applied Materials, AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Oracle and Ericsson. The City of Santa Clara is also home to Santa Clara University, California’s Great America Theme Park and Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and future host site of Super Bowl LX and FIFA World Cup in 2026. For more information, go to SantaClaraCA.gov.