Safe Routes to School

Fremont's Safe Routes to School program strives to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. A large body of research shows that students who walk and bike to school are happier, healthier, and have higher academic achievement. In addition, driving to school is a significant source of traffic congestion that impacts neighborhoods. Fremont’s comprehensive program combines engineering tools with safety education and encouragement activities. The City collaborates with a variety of partners including the Fremont Unified School District, Alameda County Transportation Commission, and community organizations. 

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Education and Encouragement Resources

The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program is managed by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC).  The program has education, safety training, and encouragement resources available for parents, teachers and administrators.  These resources are free, easy to request, and available for all age levels and in different formats including in-person and online options.  Alameda CTC also coordinates annual events such as International Walk and Roll to School Day and the Golden Sneaker Competition to encourage students to walk and bike to school.  More than half of Fremont schools participate in the Countywide Safe Routes to Schools Program.

In addition, the City of Fremont partners with Safe Moves - a California non-profit organization - to provide a traffic education program that teaches students and young adults how to safely and legally ride a bicycle and teaches younger students how to safely cross the street in variety of different scenarios. The program provides workshops, school / community rodeos, and bicycle helmet giveaways. Contact Us to request classes or events through the Safe Moves Program

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School Safety Improvements

The City of Fremont conducted School Safety Assessments for all 40 public schools in the City between 2017 and 2019. The School Safety Assessments are a collaboration of Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), students, parents, City of Fremont Transportation staff and consultants. The assessments include a comprehensive audit of walking and bicycling safety conditions and resulted in a set of infrastructure recommendation maps of recommended walking and bicycling routes. 

Between 2018 and 2020, the City worked to implement “quick build” projects at all 40 schools citywide, based on the school safety assessments.  These improvements included new stop signs, upgraded crosswalks, enhanced safety signage, and “paint and plastic” projects to calm traffic and shorten crossings.  

Select your school for additional information.

 1. American High
2. Ardenwood Elementary
3. Azevada Elementary
4. Blacow Elementary
5. Brier Elementary
6. Brookvale Elementary
7. Cabrillo Elementary
8. Centerville Junior High
9. Chadbourne Elementary
10 .Durham Elementary
11. Forest Park Elementary
12. Fremont Adult School
13. Glenmoor Elementary
14. Gomes Elementary
15. Green Elementary
16. Grimmer Elementary
17. Hirsch Elementary
18. Hopkins Junior High
19. Horner Elementary (See Hopkins Junior High)
20. Irvington High
21. Kennedy High
22. Leitch Elementary
23. Maloney Elementary
24. Mattos Elementary
25. Millard Elementary
26. Mission San Jose Elementary
27. Mission San Jose High
29. Mission Valley Elementary
29. Niles Elementary
30. Oliveira Elementary
31. Parkmont Elementary
32. Patterson Elementary
33. Robertson High
34. Thornton Junior High
35. Vallejo Mill Elementary
36. Walters Junior High
37. Warm Springs Elementary
38. Warwick Elementary
39. Washington High
40. Weibel Elementary

Crossing Guards

The Fremont Police Department oversees the City’s Crossing Guard Program. For more information on crossing guards in Fremont, please visit https://www.fremontpolice.gov/about-us/patrol-division/traffic-unit/traffic-safety/crossing-guards.