An interview with Heather Wilper, Walking School Bus leader

Parent Leader Profile: Heather Wilper

An interview with Heather Wilper, walking school bus leader

Tell us about the walking school bus and your commute to school.

My daughter and I have been walking to school since she started kindergarten, and she’s now in fifth grade. We walk because we’re close to the school (a half-mile) and I know it’s good for us. Continue reading...

Leader Profile: Ernesto Lizaola

An interview with Ernesto Lizaola of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Tell us a little about yourself.

I started at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) fresh out of San Jose State University and am coming up on my fifth year. At SVBC I coordinated Bike to Work Day, then got involved in membership. Soon, I brought in our youth education programming. Continue reading...

An interview with Ashley Hernandez of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Success Story: City of Santa Clara SR2S Poster Contest

An interview with Ashley Hernandez of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Tell us about the Poster Contest and its audience.

Earlier this year, students in Santa Clara were invited to get creative and design Safe Routes to School-themed posters. Grand prize winners received a unique reward: their posters were displayed on Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) buses! The contest is a great example of the broader reach SRTS has when partnerships are utilized. Continue reading...

An interview with James Sievert, a Teacher for Marin County SR2S

Leader Profile: James Sievert

An interview with James Sievert, a Teacher for Marin County SR2S

What excites or inspires you about your work?

What’s inspiring is that I see someone get better almost every month: new schools increasing in walking biking or carpool numbers; you see volunteers’ growing efforts – we just had International Walk and Roll to School Day, and you would see law enforcement getting into it – with kids, you see smiles. Continue reading...

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