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.gramann@gmail.com and Jeff at jaaprime@gmail.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.
 
 Click on Map to link to the Bike Train!
 
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.
 
Challenge Cup:
  1. Cunningham Park
  2. Westbriar
  3. Vienna Elementary

Biking Cup

  1. Vienna Elementary
  2. Marshall Road
  3. Wolftrap

 

 

  
 
 
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.