Bike & Walk to School / Safe Routes to School
New Sept 2016 Beulah safety initiative: Alison Gramann and Jeff Anderson are forming a committee to discuss how to work with the Virginia DOT and Fairfax County DOT to improve safety conditions on Beulah Road. Contact Alison at Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org an
d Jeff at email@example.com.
International Walk to School Day - October 5th. Get out of your cars and walk to school. Join the other kids and parents who walk to school. Park at a friends house and walk with them. Park at the Antioch Church and walk down Beulah. Wolftrap has been participating since 2008 - one of the longest streaks for any school in FCPS. That's 9 years!!
Walking Wednesday are now monthly. Check the Wolftrap Calendar, side bar to your left, for those dates. We need volunteers too. Please sign up at this link below:
Bike Trains are monthly also. Please see the calendar on the left sidebar. The Bike Train route can be found here: Bike Train 2016 It leaves promptly at 8am and arrives at the school at 8.17am.
Need Safe Routes Volunteers and Committee Lead
Wolftrap's Safe Routes to School Committee is in need of volunteers this year to coordinate International Walk to School Day in October, National Bike to School Day in May and the 9th year of the Vienna Bike/Walk Challenge in June. Please email saferoutes@wolftrappta.
org to help out. This is the last year for the Wolftrap parent who has been leading the SRTS effort since it's inception. If a volunteer(s) are not found, the sustainability of this PTA Committee will be in doubt.
SAFE ROUTES: 2016 Results
Vienna-area elementary schools took a combined 6473 trips to school by foot, bike, skateboard, and scooter. 1250 of those trips were by bicycle. That is 4 years in a row where Vienna students have exceeded 5000 trips to school during the Bike/Walk Challenge Week and the second time in four years where over 6000 trips to school were taken. Wolftrap's overall numbers were lower than the past 3 years, but we still walked off with third sport for the Bicycling trophy.
- Cunningham Park
- Vienna Elementary
- Vienna Elementary
- Marshall Road
Safe Routes at Wolftrap
History of SRTS at Wolftrap:
Please remind your children of basic safety practices and/or watch this video with them.
Resources & More Information
Bike Rack Rules/Guidelines
Check the schools rules and guidelines for the bike rack.
Go to http://fabb-bikes.blogspot.
com/ to see an interesting blog entry about kids riding bikes to school by Bruce Wright - Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling
Northern Vienna Trail Network
Information about sidewalks being added in the Wolftrap neighborhood.
For more information: Contact saferoute