The San Mateo County Safe Routes to School Program is a partnership between the City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE). C/CAG is the funding agency and program administrator. C/CAG contracts with SMCOE to serve as the lead agency managing the day-to-day operations and project implementation activities.
The overall program goal includes encouraging and enabling school children to walk, bicycle, carpool, and utilize transit as means of getting to school. To facilitate achievement of this goal, schools are supported with the implementation of projects and activities that decrease traffic congestion around school sites, reduce school-related travel emissions, and improve the health, well-being, and safety of student participants. Specific support to participants includes a grant award program, facilitation, professional development, outreach, and countywide event coordination.
Additional information can be found of the SMCOE website: Click Here
Youth-Based High Injury Network (HIN) Report
The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) is pleased to present the Youth-Based High Injury Network (HIN) Report. The HIN report was completed as part of San Mateo County Office of Education Safe Routes to School Program. The report details segments of the roadway where many pedestrian and bicycle collisions have occurred, focusing on segments near schools where students may face increased safety challenges. This report utilizes the San Mateo County roadway data and collision data from 2014-2020 to best inform future safety and infrastructure investments.
The purpose of the HIN report is to support local jurisdictions in identifying roadways near schools with the highest frequencies of pedestrian and bicycle collisions. Cities can use this information to expand educational safety programs that address safe walking and biking practice, redesign student access to schools to minimize their exposure to vehicular traffic and demonstrate need when applying for grants to improve infrastructure.
Safe Routes to School Strategy
The San Mateo County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Strategy establishes an overarching approach to SRTS and defines a five-year action plan and performance measures for delivering the San Mateo County SRTS program to expand, strengthen, and monitor the Countywide SRTS program.
The purpose of the Strategy is to guide SRTS partners in San Mateo County with implementing the goals of the program.