Safe Routes to School


In the last 30 years we have seen walking and biking to school drop from 42% to 16%. Today, kids, parents and communities are teaming up all over Idaho to reverse this trend, make kids safer and combat the rising obesity epidemic.

Nampa's Safe Routes to School program is run by the Treasure Valley YMCA

Why Walk or Bike?

It's Healthy - It doesn't pollute the air we breathe - It reduces traffic congestion - It reduces school bus trips - It's good for you and the environment!!

Why Now?

Lately, it seems as though we are experiencing more and more vehicle v. pedestrian/bicyclist accidents. One way to help this from happening is to educate everyone on how to be safe and how to follow the rules of the road. By learning to become a safe walker or rider, our children will, in turn, become more conscientious drivers when they are older. Also, it is never to late to learn the rules of the road, so we all become better drivers.

Keep Them Safe!

Please encourage your school or PTA to become involved in the Nampa Safe Routes to School Program so we can help to educate ALL of Nampa's Children.

Nampa Safe Routes To School PHOTO GALLERY

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Think Outside the Box (30 seconds)
Mobility (30 seconds)
Nampa SR2S for Administrators (5:14)
Nampa SR2S for Parents (4:40)
Crosswalk Safety - Mayor's Teen Council
Distracted Driving - Mayor's Teen Council

Route Planning


Ronald Reagan Elementary Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 8

How Do I Get Involved: 

Step #1: TALK to your coordinator (Contact Info Below)
Step #2: SELECT a program or event
Step #3: GATHER volunteers
Step #4: PROMOTE the event and have a great time!

Events Available:

(Pick one or more)
Classroom Education (Biking, Walking and Helmet Safety)
Bike Rodeo
Walk & Bike to School Day
Walking School Bus
Bike Train
Walking Clubs
Community Activities

Schools Involved:

Birch Elementary
Ronald Reagan Elementary
Sherman Elementary
Owyhee Elementary
Willow Creek Elementary
West Valley Middle School
Lone Star Middle School

Surveys Completed:

 (as of October 10):
Lone Star Middle School
West Middle School
Birch Elementary
Central Elementary
Centennial Elementary
Ronald Reagan Elementary

If you don't see your school on this list please contact the SR2S Coordinator and/or your school's administrator.

Contact Information:


Alex Hackett
Nampa Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Treasure Valley YMCA
C (208) 936-1234

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