The Wade Thomas Safe Routes Team is part of a nation wide program designed to decrease traffic and pollution and increase the health of children and the community.

Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) promotes walking and biking to school, using education and incentives to show how much fun it can be! SR2S addresses parents’ safety concerns by educating children and the public, partnering with traffic law enforcement, and developing plans to create safer streets. Marin County pioneered the national Safe Routes to Schools program that has spread across the U.S.

Safe Routes 2016-2017 Event Calendar

Month Date Event GW Grade
Oct 10/5/2016 International Walk to School Day, 5th Grade Golden Wheel, Walk n’ Roll for everyone


Nov 11/2/2016 4th Grade Golden Wheel, Walk n’ Roll for everyone


Dec 12/7/2016 3rd Grade Golden Wheel, Walk n’ Roll for everyone


Feb 2/1/2017 2nd Grade Golden Wheel, Walk n’ Roll for everyone


March 3/1/2017 1st Grade Golden Wheel, Walk n’ Roll for everyone


April 4/5/2017 Kindergarten Grade Golden Wheel, Walk n’ Roll for everyone


May 5/10/2017 National Bike to School Day, Walk n’ Roll for everyone

This should go without saying, but EVERY Wednesday is a Walk n’ Roll day for everyone regardless of what other event is going on. Even if one grade has Golden Wheel everyone has Walk n’ Roll.


Register for Trip Tracking
We’ve gone paperless this year with our new Safe Routes to Schools and Green Ways to school tracking program. Register your child! »


Walk and Roll Wednesdays!
Walk and Roll WednesdaysStarting September 28th, 2016 we’ll be promoting Walk and Roll Wednesdays. We’d love it for everyone to take a green way to school everyday, but the reality is not everyone can. But, if you can try to do it once a week, Walk and Roll Wednesdays is for you! Please make sure you’ve registered your child on our Green Ways tracking system and received their tag(s). Come to the bike cage (Woodland Ave. side of school) for swag, goodies and fun!


Golden Wheel Challenge
Golden Wheel ChallengeThe Golden Wheel Challenge Starts in October! The Golden Wheel Challenge runs on the first Wednesday of almost every month (See Schedule Below.) Each month all the class rooms in that grade vie to bring home the gold. The winning class receives recognition at assembly and a chance to decorate the Golden Wheel Trophy. Along with the bragging rights and potential lucrative company sponsorships that come with it. [OK, some of that does not happen.]


  • October 5th, 2016 – 5th Grade
  • November 2nd, 2016 – 4th Grade
  • December 7th, 2016 – 3rd Grade
  • February 1st, 2017 – 2nd Grade
  • March 1st, 2017 – 1st Grade
  • April 5th, 2017 – Kindergarten

Safe Routes @ Wade Thomas Needs Your Help!

Even if you can only help 5-10 minutes a week, that’s huge help! If you can do more that’s awesome! Please see the different roles below.

Safe Routes encourages everyone to find green and safe ways to school including walking, biking, scootering and carpooling. The Safe Routes program includes education, incentives, and partnerships with law enforcement and our town government. The ultimate goal of Safe Routes is to help parents and students shift their travel behavior habits. By reducing reliance on cars, and decreasing traffic near schools, the environment becomes both safer and healthier for entire communities.

  • Attend:
    • 3 Safe Routes county wide meetings per year
    • 3 Ross Valley Task Force (Town, County, Police, CHP and Safe Routes) meetings per year
    • WTPA meetings and report the news.
  • Organize & Run:
    • Weekly Walk n’ Roll Days
    • Monthly Golden Wheel Challenges (Assemblies)
    • Monthly Table Days with healthy snacks & schwag
    • International Walk to School Day in October
    • National Walk to School Day in May
    • Yearly school district wide contest in spring  (Assemblies)
  • Work with Green Team on education, programs (Assemblies)
  • Issue year-end certificates for most green ways, miles, etc.  (Assemblies)
  • Manage Green Ways tracking program for attendance
Role Description Time
Full Blown Co-Chairs Do it all 3-4 hours per week for the whole year.
Table Day Duty Setup table and hand out swag and goodies. Light setup and clean up 30 – 45 min. Week
Scan Mob aka Parents with smart phones that help scan kids in on Wednesdays 5-15 mins a week
Neighborhood Conductors Lead daily/weekly Walking School Buses or Bicycle Trains from your neighborhood ~15 min per trip. Totally ad-hoc. Meant for parents who walk or bike anyway.

If you want to roll past stop, please contact Joe directly.

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Past Posts

Walk & Roll Wednesdays Start 9/13

It’s back! Tomorrow, Wednesday 9/13, kicks off another fun-filled year of Walk & Roll Wednesdays. These fun, monthly events are brought to you by our WTPA Safe Routes to School committee in partnership with the Marin County Safe Routes to School program & the Transportation Authority of Marin....Read More »

J.E.D.I. CHALLENGE - April 13, 20, 27, May 4

J.E.D.I. Challenge – April 13, 20, 27, May 4 Students can become a Planet JEDI (Joyful, Exited, Devoted, and Imaginative) by walking and rolling to school for Earth Month.  This four-week contest asks students to use their weekly Walk and Roll Super Powers for a chance to win raffle prizes.  Participating students...Read More »

May Walk & Roll Recess Challenge

Have you and your kids started the Walk & Roll Recess Challenge? It officially began Monday, but it is not too late to join in on the fun!

WHAT: A four-week physical recreation challenge
WHY: To boost physical/mental health in children during school closures, and have...Read More »

International Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 2nd

International Walk to School Day is this Wednesday, October 2nd! We hope to see students walking, biking and scootering to school on Wednesday!

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Walk & Roll to School Wednesdays!

Now that the weather has cleared up, we will be Walking and Rolling to School on Wednesday! Bring your punch cards, the year end prize drawing is coming up!

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National Bike to School Day - Wednesday May 8th

Wednesday, May 8th is National Bike to School Day! Please bring your punchcards or pick one up that morning at the Walk and Roll table outside of the Multipurpose Room. There will be a drawing for a prize at the end of the school year so make sure your students...Read More »

Wed Nov 14 Walk & Roll to School

Choose a green way to get to school on Wednesday, November 14 and grab a snack and some Safe Routes schwag before class!

Marin Safe Routes to Schools has put together a little flyer of bike safety tips. (espanol)

Here are a few additional tips to make...Read More »

International Walk & Roll to School Day - This Wednesday!!

Please join us for International Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 10th.

Meet at Imagination Park (San Anselmo Avenue at Magnolia) at 7:45 a.m. to walk and bike and scoot to school together!
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Bike to School Day, May 6!

The weather is warming up… let’s go green on our way to school!

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Drop-off and Pick-Up Safety Reminders

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Remember the new 15MPH Speed Limit

All schools in San Anselmo have new school zone speed limits. There are new signs post at the start of the school zones. The speed limit when children are present is now 15MPH, and 25MPH when not.

Lots of Illegal Maneuvers

We are still seeing a...Read More »

Register Now! Safe Routes To School Tally System

Registration is now open for the our Safe Routes green trips tally system.

Register Now!

What is the Green Trip Tally System you ask?  Its an online service that helps us tally each child’s green trips to school. Before we used to do all this by hand. Now...Read More »

Walk-n-Roll Wednesdays

Don’t forget to take a green route!

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Bike Safety Tips

Marin Safe Routes to Schools has put together a little flyer of bike safety tips. (espanol)

This has some great quick tips to help make sure your kids are safe on the road. We’d like to add a few more things.

We're on a Walk n' Roll people! - How to use Bike Racks - Lock your bike!

Today for our first Walk n’ Roll of the year we had over 80 bikes and scooters in the bike racks! This is nearly double our count from last! You are an amazing student and parent body!


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