The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Unified School District have partnered to bring Rides to School, one of the City's traffic calming programs. Through this partnership, we hope to ease some of the traffic challenges we face at schools within City limits.
The program's goal is to help parents find alternatives to driving their child to school, thereby reducing traffic congestion that currently exists during the morning and afternoon pick-up periods. Commute alternatives such as walking, biking, carpooling for all grade levels and public transit for middle and high school students can help alleviate congestion. Forming pools such as bike, car or walk pools, can give families more options in their child's school trips. Parents can take turns leading pools and therefore, take a break from doing it every day. When dropping off or picking up your student, please adhere to the School Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures outlined by each school. Procedures and maps are available at your school office or on the school website.
Please remember to drive cautiously at all times and continue to be particularly vigilant during the school year when students are walking and riding bikes to school.
Program elements include:
Rides to School supports the City's Climate Action Plan's goals and objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Funds for this program are provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Transportation Fund for Clean Air and the Alameda County Transportation Commission in cooperation with the City of Pleasanton.