Menlo Park’s traffic consultant, Alta Planning Design, is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator (Outreach Coordinator #1289). This individual will work as a liaison to public and private schools in Menlo Park. This position is a key component of the implementation phase of the citywide Safe Routes to School program, and will serve as a conduit to share information and gather feedback from the community.

The Menlo Park Safe Routes to School program includes some of the following goals:
– Getting kids to school safely by promoting biking and walking
– Developing a comprehensive curriculum to instill basic safety skills at an elementary school age
– Offering resources for both public and private schools to help promote alternatives for getting kids to school other than driving

Please apply for the Safe Routes to School coordinator position by Friday, February 8, 2019. For questions about the job, please contact Hannah Day-Kapell.

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Caltrans plans overnight closures of Willow Road and U.S. 101 beginning Jan. 15

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City of Menlo Park will hold two Safe Routes to School meetings in November

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Ethanol, not cyanide, is culprit that sickens UPS driver yesterday in Menlo Park

Responding to a medical aid call yesterday, Menlo Park Fire District personnel found a 41-year-old male next to a United Parcel Service (UPS) delivery vehicle. He identified himself as the driver and stated that he believed that he had been exposed to some type of chemical spill inside the back of the vehicle. The UPS driver was transported […]

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Peninsula Bikeway launch event proves fun for everyone

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Ride the interim Peninsula Bikeway on Saturday, Sept.8

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When is a kid ready to bike to school alone (or with friends)?

With summer camps wrapping up and the start of school looming around the corner, many parents are starting to think about how their kids will get to school. Parents for Safe Routes just finished our Back to School Newsletter, and in it we have a readiness checklist to help parents evaluate when a child is ready […]

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Last tanks from Jacque Littlefield’s collection are readied for cross country journey

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Parking improvements underway in downtown Menlo Park

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Spotted: the Callahans handing out goodies on Bike to Work Day 2018

Bernadette (far left) and Casey (holding bag) Callahan were at the San Mateo Dr. Bike Bridge on the Menlo Park side where they’ve been stationed every year for well over a decade on Bike to Work Day. Business was brisk, and they’d run out of everything except tote bags as the event wrapped up this […]

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