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Safe Routes To School

Safe Routes to School for Walkers and Bike-Riders

young boy with a helmet walking a bike he has ridden to school

Especially with limited bus capacity for the start of the 2021-22 school year, walking and biking will be more important than ever. The City of Charlottesville’s Safe Routes to School program works to support safe walking and bike-riding. Learn more and see walk/bike maps on the City of Charlottesville’s Safe Routes to School web page or the Transportation section of our Return to Learn page.

Questions about Walking or Riding a Bike to Your School?

We encourage students to bike or walk to school. Students are responsible for their own safety.  Elementary students in grade 1 and younger should be escorted to school; older elementary students should have a family letter on file giving permission for the child to walk/bike unattended. For specific questions about students walking or riding a bike to their local school, “Walking Wednesdays” or other school-wide programs, please call your school.

Walk/Bike Maps from the City’s Safe Routes to School Team

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