Walk n’ Roll Rodeo!
Thank you to all who joined us for our Walk n’ Roll Rodeo on February 9th! Over 150 children participated, riding their bikes through a course with intersections, obstacles, and a lot of other kids. A bike mechanic tuned up bikes, city staff made sure everyone had a helmet that fit just right, and a number of folks told us they’d love to find ways to safely bike or walk to school together.
Spring 2022 Events
Walk n’ Roll Days
We will be hosting Walk n’ Roll Days one Wednesday each month for the rest of the school year. Kids walking, biking, scooting, or otherwise getting themselves to school under their own power will receive a special sticker, pen, or pencil. If you want to walk but don’t have quite enough time, try parking and walking the last few blocks to school.
Mark your calendars for Walk n’ Roll the Wednesday mornings of
- March 9th, 2022 (folleto en español, English flier)
- April 6th, 2022 (folleto en español, English flier)
- May 18th, 2022 (folleto en español, English flier)
- June 8th, 2022
Trace Family Fiesta
On May 7th, look for us at the Trace Family Fiesta. Learn about future Walk n’ Roll activities, connect with others who want to walk or bike to school together, and let us know how we can support your family getting to and from school with joy.
Join Trace Walk n’ Roll
Volunteers get to support happy kids having fun getting to school, for example by handing out a special pen, pencil, or sticker on our Walk n’ Roll Days. If you want to help organize these and other events, committee members meet every Tuesday morning at 8:20 outside the Trace office. All are welcome to participate. You can email us via [email protected] or sign up via http://bit.ly/TraceBikeWalkTeam.
Walk or Bike Together
Want to walk or bicycle to school, but wishing for camaraderie and safety in a more visible group? Join other Trace families in a Bike Train or Walking Bus!
Eastern Bike Train
On any school day, you can bike to Trace with a group of other families coming from the neighborhoods east of Park Ave and Race St. You can join this train at Cleaves Ave and San Fernando St, as it crosses Race, turns from Yosemite Ave onto Tillman Ave, or at the staffed crosswalk at Park Ave and Calaveras Ave. See approximate times on the map below.
Contact: Michael Stone (650-686-8108)
Western Bike Train
On Mondays and Fridays, you can bike to Trace with other families who meet at two stops not far from Valley Fair Mall. The first is at Thomas Barrett Park and the second is at Monroe and Hedding.
Contact: Kellie White (801-643-0103)
Organize Your Own Bike Train or Walking Bus
Getting your own kid-powered group started is as easy as talking to a neighbor or friend with a child who attends Trace. If you’d like to share your route with the community, contact our committee via [email protected] and we’ll add it to this web page.
Why Walk or Bike?
Human-powered transportation makes for cleaner air, engaged kids who care for our planet, neighbors that know one another, energized students who are ready to learn, and lots of joy along the way.
Fall 2022: Viva Escuela
San Jose has a program for special street closures around schools. While typically lasting only one day, we hope to show everyone coming to Trace, Hoover, and Lincoln how much safer and more fun drop-off and pick-up can be with a better balance and flow of cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists. To this end, we have begun gathering traffic data and working with engineers from the city and county to make it more welcoming to get to school.