Share the drive, share the love.

If you drop off and pick up your kids every day, there are thousands of other parents out there just like you. Pairing up with just one other family would mean half as many trips to school. Imagine what else you could do with all that extra time! Start or join a Kid Carpool near you.

The Keys To A New Carpool

Find a carpool buddy with
Kid CarPool.

Get to know your carpool group.

Decide on a schedule and stay in touch.

Review these safety tips and enjoy the ride.

Sign up for Kid CarpoolKid CarPool is a free mobile app for families to help facilitate walking school buses, bike trains, transit use, and carpools. The app connects families with similar needs: living within a 5-mile radius and have children attending the same school.

Thank you to our Carpool supporters! From now through February 28th, carpooling families have an opportunity to win tickets to local family-friendly experiences such as the SF Zoo, the California Academy of Sciences, the Aquarium of the Bay, Children’s Creativity Museum, and more!

In order to be entered into the drawing, you can either:

For school staff:


Encouragement activities make it fun for students to walk or bike to school!

Frequent Rider Miles Guidebook (PDF)

The Golden Sneaker Award (PDF)


Support Safe Routes to School activities in the classroom!

K-5 Educator’s Guide
(Alameda Country SRTS)

Evaluation Tools

SF Safe Routes to School works in partnership with SF Unified School District to collect meaningful data about student commutes.

Back to School Safety Tips from VisionZero SF (PDF)

Identifying Barriers and Developing Solutions to Provide a Safer Route to School (PDF)