Safe Routes to School (Bike/Walk 2 School)

 
Beulah safety initiative:  Current and former Wolftrap parents are working with Fairfax County to improve Beulah Road, to make our crosswalk safer for walkers and bikers!  Click to our Crosswalk Improvements FAQ page to learn more.
 
Please complete the Fairfax County Dept. of Transportation surveys (PDF) by October 27, 2017 so your voice can be heard—the surveys are quick!  Contact Alison at Alison.gramann@gmail.com if you'd like to help.  
 
Walking Wednesday will be twice monthly in 2017-2018.  It has been a few years since we gave out tokens so look for them to come back.  Look for a signup page in the fall.
   
Bike Trains will continue, details coming in the fall. The Bike Train route can be found here:  Bike Train 2016   It leaves promptly at 8am and arrives at the school at 8:17am.
 
 Click on Map to link to the Bike Train!
 
Vienna Bike/Walk Challenge 2017 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 won back the 2nd place Bike Trophy.
 
Challenge Cup:
  1. Vienna
  2. Cunningham Park
  3. Westbriar

Biking Cup

  1. Vienna Elementary
  2. Wolftrap
  3. Marshall Road

                                                   Final Bike Train of 2017

 

 
Safe Routes at Wolftrap
 
History of SRTS at Wolftrap 
 
Starting in 2009, Wolftrap ES has been active with Safe Routes to  School (SRTS) (www.saferoutesinfo.org). SRTS is a movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to school. Safe Routes to School provides a variety of important benefits to kids and their communities, including improved health, reduced traffic congestion, better air quality, and enhanced neighborhood safety. This movement is part of the solution for the alarming nationwide trend toward child obesity and inactivity.  Wolftrap students themselves have helped spread the word to other FCPS schools. The Bike Train was featured on Nickelodeon in 2012, featured with other schools by Salud America and in a PSA Safety Video with the Fairfax Police Department.
 
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.
 
Interesting Articles/Blogs
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 saferoutes@wolftrappta.org.