Philadelphia Elementary Schools
Safe Routes Philly offers curriculum, training, support and resources for public elementary school teachers. With our supporting website and telephone-based assistance we are working to help elementary school teachers implement pedestrian (2nd grade) and bicycle (5th grade) safety lessons. In addition to the curriculum, we assist individual schools create sustained encouragement campaigns to get their kids walking and biking safely on a regular basis. Safe Routes Philly has developed a binder full of lessons on bicycle safety for 5th graders and pedestrian safety for 2nd graders (all of which are adaptable to other elementary grade levels). These materials are available for free for all teachers and administrators. You can download the material directly from our website. Please understand that at this point, Safe Routes Philly does not offer an educator to come out during the school year to teach a lesson in bicycle safety. During the summer months Safe Routes Philly partners with Recreation Centers to offer Learn to Ride – youth classes and on a case by case basis Bicycle Rodeos. Should we find ourselves in a position to begin offering direct instruction classes during the school year again, we will make sure to share that good news. For more information please contact the Director of Education and Safety, Diana Owens Steif.