Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program

Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program


Hey Treasure Valley! Next Friday, May 20 is National Bike to Work Day / Bike There Day! Where will you ride? Check out our Bike to Work Day Station map and start planning your route! Breakfast / Coffee Stations (7-9 a.m.) will be hosted by several local organizations with opportunities for quick bike tunes and great swag! End your day with a refreshing beverage at the afternoon stop hosted by Telaya Wine Co. Thank you to our partners for their support! Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program Boise Co-op ACHD Commuteride Boise Bicycle Project Telaya Wine Co Highlands Hollow Brewhouse George's Cycles Ada County Highway District (ACHD) Boise State University Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters Dirt Dart Mobile Bike Service City Go Ada County
Out here getting ready to teach pedestrian safety for my paid work at Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program and giving a ride report for the trip from downtown Boise out to south Cloverdale.

Cloverdale is a challenge south of Overland as so many people in southwest boise know. The road is two lanes, 45 mph, and without proper shoulder and a discontinuous sidewalk on both sides. It’s not comfortable and Im sure it’s slated for a 5 lane treatment. The overpass, with raised bike lanes actually works pretty good, though I wish the curb wasn’t rolled.

Emerald Overpass: Class III barricades are on both sides of the bridge where pedestrians would be walking. ITD has no plan to fix this and the city of boise identified the 5 mile overpass as more critical. Both are critical and pressure to fix them for the comfort of ALL users must be applied.

I’ve got more, but the school bell is about to ring. Stay safe out there, and enjoy the ride.

Spring is here and it's a wonderful time to ride a bike. If you've got young ones who are learning the rules of the road or could use a refresher, come join us Saturday for a bike rodeo at Kidfort! We are really excited to partner with Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program, Boise Bicycle Project, Boise Police Department, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), and of course Treefort Music Fest to help keep kids safe!
Join ACHD Commuteride, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, and Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School at this virtual Bicycle Friendly Driver Class on April 5! Details below. Let’s get there safely, Treasure Valley!
Interested in becoming a bicycle-friendly driver? Join Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance Board Members Lisa Brady and Tessa Greegor on April 5 at 10 a.m. for this 1.5-hour virtual Bicycle Friendly Driver class offered through AARP’s New Knowledge Adventures program. The Bicycle Friendly Driver class provides participants with knowledge of how to navigate our streets safely and legally with people on bikes, while understanding the latest bicycle-oriented street designs. Classes are open and free to the public. Sign up: Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School programACHD Commuteride AARP Idaho
There's a brand new edition of the Safe Travels, Treasure Valley newsletter available for your reading pleasure. Learn winter safety tips from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program, the holiday transit schedule, a travel sustainably shopping guide from Downtown Boise and much, much more. Visit
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Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program says wear your helmet! Take their advice and be safe out there!
Thank you to all teams that joined us at Ada County Highway District (ACHD) for Cranksgiving. We had so much fun being part of a wonderful event to put Thanksgiving meals into the hands of those who may not have had a warm meal. Thank you Dave Fotsch Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program Valley Regional Transit Vincent de Paul Cranksgiving Boise Downtown Boise Association and all those that volunteered. Special thanks to Clairvoyant Brewery for hosing the after party celebration.
This morning members from Caldwell Health Coalition and Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program passed out reflectors to students at Van Buren Elementary Bobcats. These will help them stay visible when walking to school or standing at the bus stop when it's dark outside.

We would also like to thank St. Luke's Health System for donating our crosswalk signs. We love working with our community partners!
American Planning Association-Idaho Chapter Leadership Award announcement:

This award recognizes an individual or group that has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to good planning and making great communities happen through service to their community, region, or the state. Community volunteers, advocates, elected, and appointed officials, and journalists make valuable contributions everyday to the long term success of their communities in the implementation of good plans. Planning professionals are eligible for this award. This year the Elected Official winner is Mayor John Evans! Congratulations also go to Volunteer, Lisa Brady with Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program! Congrats to all the winners at the 14th annual APA Conference!

(Mayor Evans' clip starts at 7:49)
Hey! It’s Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program and the Whitney bike club picking up bike lights! We’re at Cassia park until 7!
What an amazing day it was! Thank you to everyone who joined us. Thank you to the amazing groups that helped us! Boise Civil Air PatrolTreasure Valley Safe Routes to School programRidgeline Bike & Ski Ada County Highway District (ACHD)

Safe Routes to School is a program designed to encourage students to walk, bike, and roll safely!

Operating as usual

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 09/30/2023

We had a great morning with the new , teachers, students, and parents, practicing their new walk/bike, and roll to school! It was a perfectly rainy morning and smiles were all around. Thanks to for serving up hot drinks and a fun place to sit out of the rain. This was the first, but not the last, practice for the first days at this new school and we’re excited to see how big these bike and walk trains will get! Let’s do this!

Walk Roll Map 08/25/2023

Have you ever wanted to report places that are missing safe walking or biking infrastructure? This is a crowdsourcing tool to report some missing things or incidents. Please note, this is not a place to report an emergency or a road issue that is immediately harmful to public safety. Those things should be reported to the County Highway Districts or Cities, or the police if necessary.

Check this tool out here:

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A good reminder any time of the year, but especially right now. Look for all road users and remember that kids don’t drive so the don’t understand all traffic laws or how fast you might be going. Give them a brake.

Before every school year, we like to remind drivers the rules around school buses. We want to keep students safe and also help you avoid a ticket.

So remember, if you are driving on a two or three lane road, and a school bus is coming to a stop, all traffic must stop in both directions.  

If you are on a road with four or more lanes, drivers following the bus must stop, but drivers on the opposite side of the road can continue.


Please pay attention to the red light. It means stop. Stop signs are also required to be obeyed. This saves lives! As we get ready for school to start again, it’s important for everyone to pay more attention. And remember, you know how to drive, kids don’t.

STOP in the name of safety! Stopping at red lights is not only the law, it's also a way to keep everyone on the road safe. Red-light running puts you and fellow commuters in danger. It's the responsibility of all drivers to pay attention to road signs and signals so we can all . To best protect yourself and other road users, bring your vehicle to a complete stop at the marked stop bars, located before the crosswalk. Stopping here:

👉Ensures those walking or rolling can travel safely in the crosswalk

👉Allows opposing turning traffic enough of a radius to turn safely


👉Places you in the detection zone for the traffic signal to help ensure you get a green light

We understand busy mornings or rush hour traffic can leave us wanting to get to our destinations sooner, but running a red light only puts you and others at great risk. Arriving a couple of minutes late is better than never arriving at all.

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The end of the Move Outside and Bike Camp… chaco tans and seriously good adventures. We are thankful to continue our work with the with major support from The kids learned so much this year about mobility and the environment. On a more serious note, our hearts and prayers are with our Y family, campers, and parents as we learn about the bus crash on Friday. The relationships that are built over the weeks in camp are forever in our hearts and minds and the worry over the safety of them never goes away.

A Different Route | Short Film | One Earth Film Contest 07/05/2023

What a great message for us all. The end of this video is tough for us here at Safe Routes. "I made it," is what we all think when we arrive home safely from a bike/walk/roll these days and it shouldn't be that way.

Drivers, please look twice, even three times, or more, to ensure you don't miss someone who's there. Youth do not know how to drive, therefor they may underestimate the time they have to cross, they may assume you're not turning when there's no turn signal being used on your car, or they expect that you see them when you look at them and will yield.

If we really want to keep kids safe on the roads, we will look for them!

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Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 06/28/2023

What fun we have been having at with the bike camps! We added this destination this year after a lot of planning and years of waiting for better infrastructure to get there by bike. We played disc golf, went fishing, played spike ball, and explored the park with the new scavenger hunt backpacks. We even had two campers earn the junior ranger badge! A great day in our book! thanks for supporting our program! Together we are better for better community!


Too many moving parts to get a photo from our bus trip, but we made it to camelsback without a hitch! Kids are out either riding single track or on a hike up the stairs. We’ll start our 12 mile trip back to the Y in a while and make a few stops along the river!


We took the new Eagle ped/bike bridge today when we went to with the (westY) bike campers! Not without challenges, but we definitely had a good trip. Looking forward to tomorrow when we ride the 8 and 7A buses to get to downtown Boise!

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 06/17/2023

We were honored to help today with a fun skills course for all riders, and to help the youth riders on a fun Greenbelt ride!


Well, the rain changed our ride today, but we all learned how to do a three bus ride thanks to and the help desk! We had fun learning about the Collister area and had a blast at .treasurevalley We’ll be back next week! Happy Friday!


Move Outside and Bike camp is on at the (West) and we’re having a great first week! Today we rode the bus, number 8, from The Y to Boise Towne Square where we hopped on the 7B to downtown. The kids learned how to use the bus and had a great time. We hit Camelsback park today, and rode a total of 15 miles. That brings us to 35 for the week!


Come see us at for Lots of things to do and see here!

Boise Bike Project offering bikes at discounted cost to kids this summer 05/26/2023

We know how important it is to be in nature, to be able to go places without a car, and to be safe when doing so. We’re glad to be a part of this work with the Boise Bicycle Project!

If you want more info about our program, send us a message!

Boise Bike Project offering bikes at discounted cost to kids this summer Boise Bike Project hosts a bike sale where families can choose to pay between $10-$75 for a refurbished bicycle. Group hopes to offer safe and reliable bike equipment to all kids.


Oh my. We had help from so many kids at the rodeos and rides at this week, but one really stood out! Thanks Murphy, for being there to help us out!

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 05/16/2023

Day 2 of 5 at and we’re having a blast! We’ve seen these kids for years and we’re seeing better and better riders! So proud of all the students here!


Safe Routes to School, safety first when in heavy traffic!


The last session of after school bike club is always fun and melancholy…but, summer is coming! you have our longest running bike club and the kids are great! Thanks to for getting this going so long ago! 🚲❤️🚲🚴‍♂️❤️


To all of the wonderful teachers we work with, thank you!


Great fun today at the Bike Rodeo and health fair! Loads of fun was had by all!

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 05/04/2023

Where we started, where we are! you’re awesome!

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 05/04/2023

Such a great We we’re able to get to three schools and ride with the kids we see in class and at our bike rodeos! we love working with you!


Wahoo! Heading to our first after school bike club at Morley Nelson Elementary. We’re stoked to start another school on this grand adventure. We could not do it without the support of our partners! Thank you for the water bottles! Thank you for the Shift backpacks and reflective stickers! Thank you for making pocket size quick guides! And thank you to our major sponsor for the CHIF grant that makes these after school events possible. We’re able to provide helmets, tubes, patch kits, and even a scoop of ice cream occasionally! This is community.


Take note, riders on the bench!

Beginning Wednesday, March 1st, Latah Street will closed at Kootenai Street as part of the Kootenai Street, Orchard Street to Vista Avenue project. Commuters should use Cassia Street or Overland Road for east/west travel and Owyhee Street or Roosevelt Street for north/south travel. Local traffic access will be maintained for residents in the closure area. The intersection is expected to open again early April, weather dependent.

👉For more information about the Kootenai Project, visit the project page:

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 12/16/2022

Oh community center, we love you! So great to see our bike club kids for a little pizza party so we could drop off great incentives and make a ride plan for the spring session. We even made bicycle drivers licenses for each of them, so watch out!


Great advice! Practice today and every day!

We are wishing a happy snow day to many of the students in the county. Be sure to check with your school!

If you have to leave the house today, please follow this SEVEN point check list for your safety and the safety of those you share the road with.

1 - Clear all windshields of snow and ice and allow your vehicle to warm up & the windows to completely defrost. Check that your windshield wipers are working.

2 - Remove all snow and ice from your mirrors.

3 - Clear all lights of snow and ice AND do a walk around to ensure all headlights, brake lights, and blinkers are in working order.

4 - Check your tire pressure and tread. Bare tires are always unsafe, and even more hazardous on slick roads.

5 - Make sure you have plenty of gas to reach your destination.

6 - Reach up and clear all snow/ice from the top of your vehicle to prevent it from flying off onto other vehicles and pedestrians.

7 - Sweep off any excess snow from the hood that may make its way onto your windshield while driving.


Guess what! We’re not just in the lower grades now. We can work with you in high school and drivers Ed. Book us today!

Home - Safe Routes 11/23/2022

Oh yeah! We have a brand new website! Check it out and let us know how it works for you! And if you're thinking "I should get something on the books for this year" yep, you better get it on the books this year! Email us today!

Home - Safe Routes Safe Routes to School encourages students to walk and bike to school to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and enhance quality of life in our communities.


Not our full team, but we’re stoked to have taken 2nd place in today!

Why is jaywalking even a thing? And how to end it 11/16/2022

The SRTS team is attending the Safe Routes to School national conference right now and we've been connecting with our peers across the country. The current session we're attending is about changing laws that racialize the enforcement of pedestrian/bike safety. This video highlights the work going on around the country, and you may be asking, how does that matter here.

Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not happening. We also see people with housing and income challenges who may also be targeted more often.

let's talk. What concerns do you have?

Why is jaywalking even a thing? And how to end it How a 100-year old PR campaign still punishes people for walking, and what you can do about it! This video was made in collaboration with Safe Routes Partner...

Photos from Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program's post 11/03/2022

We had a good day with the 8th grade at Lewis and Clark Middle school. So many thanks to Mr. Dew and the crew there for welcoming us back after 2 years! It was a sobering day as we remember our fallen peers and try to give students the tools to avoid being hurt or killed on the roads. We’re all in this together, so please look for pedestrians and bicyclists.


We are heartbroken hearing of another young person walking being killed by a person driving. As we prepare to go into Lewis and Clark Middle School, our message cannot be more important. Look for that driver that isn’t looking for you.

Drivers: LOOK.

We know that everyone involved in crashes like this are deeply affected. We send all of our love and wishes for peace to all involved, but especially to the family of this young person.

We hear “I didn’t see them,” all of the time. Well, were you looking?


Lisa Brady, Safe Routes to School program manager.


We’re working with and their middle school students today. Traveling by bike to see cool things!


If you can, please join this ride to remember and honor a young man, gone too soon.

Our deepest sympathies to all of Rylan’s friends and family.

On Friday, October 21st we lost an amazing son, cousin, friend, and Eagle High teammate due to a tragic accident. Rylan Hoob was an amazing young man that loved riding his mountain bike and spending time with his friends during practices and at races. We are doing all we can to support Rylan's family, our student-athletes, coaches, and community during this time of immense grief and we know that the and community, and the larger mountain biking community, is a huge source of love and support.

Please join us on Saturday, October 29th where we will be honoring Rylan with a memorial ride at the Eagle Bike Park (Eagle, ID) at 1:00pm. We will be gathering at the north end of the park in the grassy area below the roller hockey/derby rink. Bike stands will be available for bike parking and we ask that everyone treat this similar to a NICA race where anyone planning to ride to please walk their bike and treat all parking lots, roads, and the grass into the roller hockey/derby rink as a "dismount zone".

Rylan loved wearing crazy socks so please wear your crazy socks and your team kit. We will begin the ride at 1:30, riding up Rabbit Run to the top of the bike park, across the ridge and down Twisted Sister to Low Rider where we will return to the park. Once everyone returns to park there will be some final words and everyone will be welcome to stay as long as they like or even go out and continue to ride at the bike park.


Here at for the next 3 weeks!


The calm before the storm!


Oh Whitney Wolverines on Wheels, it’s so good to see you! Bike club is back for our fall session!

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