Ride Transit

The bus is just the beginning.

With a variety of ride options, from buses to Muni to streetcars to BART, San Francisco’s extensive transit system can get most kids to within just a short walk of their school.

Ride for Free.

Even better, they could ride for FREE. The Free Muni Program provides free rides to low and moderate income San Francisco families with children between the ages of 5 and 18, when using a Clipper card.

Additionally, the Lifeline Muni Pass provides a Muni-only monthly pass for qualified customers on a limited income.

Get real-time updates.

Want to know if your bus is on time? Check out this real-time schedule.

Safety Tips

Be safe before your ride. When waiting for transit, make sure you stay well away from the curb.

Respect your fellow riders. No running, shoving, or roughhousing.

Slows and stops can be unpredictable. Make sure you hold on to handrails.

Get comfortable. If sitting, remove your backpack and hold it in front of you.›

Helpful information on riding transit to school, for parents and families:

For school staff:

Contests

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

Frequent Rider Miles Guidebook (PDF)

The Golden Sneaker Award (PDF)

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)