Safe Routes to School

October- November 2021

Be Seen!

Because daylight is becoming shorter, it is more likely that children will be walking or biking to school at dawn or dusk, or in times of complete darkness. This means that drivers should be especially alert for pedestrians and bicyclists. Walkers and bikers should also be alert for cars. Those walking and biking to school should also make an effort to be seen. Wearing bright or reflective clothing can increase the safety of your children as they travel to and from school.

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Tips

Be sure to wear brightly colored clothing if riding or walking. This makes it easier for drivers to see you.

If riding or walking at dusk, dawn or at night, wear reflective material on clothing, or wear a vest with reflective material.

Wearing a bicycle helmet can help youngsters and adults to be seen by drivers because of the reflective tape affixed to helmets.

If riding at dusk, dawn or in complete darkness, bicycles should be equipped with a headlight and a flashing red taillight. These lights are also recommended during the day because they increase the likelihood of being seen by drivers. It is also recommended to have reflective material on the sides of the bike.

Driving Tips

Be on the lookout for children walking or biking to school. They are more difficult to see at dusk and dawn, which are also times when children are likely to be travelling to or from school.

Avoid any and all types of distraction while driving, including cell phones, eating, changing the radio station, etc.

Parents, Thank You for Driving Safely in the School Zone!

What We Have Been Up To:

Kick-Off Event

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) staff conducted their annual Kick-Off in person this school year on September 23, 2021. Nineteen representatives from 18 schools and six community partners were in attendance. The presentation was loaded with important information about SRTS and opportunities. No U-turn banners and incentives were distributed to the attendees and two backpacks filled with fun favors were raffled off. Thank you to all who attended!

Healthy Kids Festival

Safe Routes attended the Healthy Kids Festival held at Bob Price Recreation Center. SRTS passed out 200 reflective drawstring backpacks full of incentives and bike/pedestrian safety materials. SRTS staff also educated parents and children about proper helmet fitting and the ABC Quick Check for bicycles. SRTS had a small bike obstacle course that the kids loved!

Safety Assembly at Tate ES!

SRTS held their first safety assembly of the year! A special thanks to Marie Lodesky and Ginger Stevens for planning such as fun day! Student K-5 learned the basics when it comes to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Students loved pushing the stoplight and exercising safe practices when crossing an intersection.

Fire Station 41 Safety Prevention

The SRTS team, along with local firefighters and law enforcement, teamed up to teach children bicycle safety skills!

CCSD Paralympics

It was a great day at the first 2021-22 CCSD Paralympics held at Rancho HS. Students participated in a variety of adapted wheeled activities. SRTS is looking forward to partnering with CCSD's adaptive PE teachers to meet the needs of all our students.


Question: Should a bicyclist ride with traffic or against it?

Answer: With traffic. You should always ride with traffic when riding on a roadway. Riding with traffic is a predictable movement that motor vehicle drivers will expect. Be predictable, avoid erratic movements, swerving, riding in and out of parked cars, and be courteous to other road users.

Upcoming Events

Walk & Roll 10/04 - 12/10

Kicking off September 27th, Safe Routes will be sending information to schools in regard to our upcoming Walk & Roll program for grades K-8. This 10-week program will provide incentives for families to walk and roll to school. Schools who participate will be rewarded with 1 scooter, 1 bike, 2 helmets, and 2 locks!

Fall Festivals & Trunk or Treats!

We look forward to attending some upcoming festivals to be held at Lunt, Ronnow, Wasden, Warren, Cambeiro, Lynch, and Detwiler ES! Please stay safe and BE SEEN!

CCSD Safe Routes to School

The Clark County School District SRTS program is federally funded through the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and is supported by many community partners. SRTS activities include school and community workshops which facilitate development of SRTS plans unique to each school, bicycle and pedestrian safety events and assemblies, safety curriculum supports for elementary and middle school classrooms and more.

SRTS Staff

Left to Right:

Mary Racine, Administrative Clerk

Khristine Ellison, SRTS Liaison

Barbara Notareschi, SRTS Bike Liaison

Jennifer Grube, SRTS Coordinator