The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a national non-profit that advances policy change and catalyzes support for healthy, active communities, starting with walking and bicycling to school. We are dedicated to creating livable, sustainable communities where all people can be healthy and physically active.

About Us

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a nonprofit organization that improves quality of life for kids and communities by promoting healthy living, safe infrastructure, and physical activity, starting with bicycling and walking to school and beyond. We advance policy change; catalyze support with a network of more than 750 partner organizations, as well as schools, policy makers, and grassroots supporters; and we share our deep expertise at national, state and local levels with those helping propel our mission.

The National Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors with staff located throughout the U.S Our hundreds of partner affiliates utilize their communication channels to spread the word about Safe Routes to School opportunities, news, challenges and collaborations. Long time partners include AARP, the National PTA, the American Heart Association, Active Living By Design, Salud America, America Walks, National PTA, ChangeLab Solutions, PolicyLink, Smart Growth America, and PeopleForBikes, to name just a few.

Our mailing address:

2323 Broadway Ave., Ste 109B
Oakland, CA 94612


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Since 2005, PeopleForBikes’ long-standing support and leadership have been the foundation from which the Safe Routes to School National Partnership has grown into a leading entity for active transportation and healthy community design in the movement to reduce childhood obesity. PeopleForBikes hosted the National Partnership from 2005 to 2014, providing initial funding and generous grants for ongoing general operating support. The National Partnership gained independent non-profit status in 2014, and we value the continuing support and generosity of PeopleForBikes as a partner.

PeopleForBikes is the movement to improve bicycling in the U.S. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, PeopleForBikes is uniting Americans to boost bicycling on a national level for results that can be seen locally.