Submitted by: City of Pleasanton
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bring you Rides to School, Pleasanton’s School Traffic Calming Program, which is an interactive partnership to plan and manage school traffic at individual schools. One of the program goals 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 and riding the bus can help alleviate this congestion and help the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions produced by cars.
A partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and 511 Regional Rideshare has again been forged to promote 511 Schoolpool. 511 Schoolpool helps school families form walk, bike and carpools. Parents can access 511 Schoolpool through the city’s website, www.pleasantonschoolpool.org, to register and receive a matchlist of other interested families to form a schoolpool. This element of the Rides to School program will provide parents with a fast, convenient way to form pools.
For a second year in a row, LAVTA is providing free bus rides to both middle and high school students during the second and third weeks of school from September 4-17.
Students will show their school ID to board buses. Both middle and high school bus schedules and maps can be viewed via the City’s website, www.pleasantonschoolpool.org/wheelsbus.
Pleasanton school families will receive this year's Rides to School newsletter containing information on 511 Schoolpool and LAVTA’s Try Transit to School programs. The newsletter also provides information on the Rides to School Rewards program whereby SchoolPool participants and student bus riders can be rewarded for their alternative commute use. The program is aimed at encouraging and rewarding commute activity use including walk, bike, carpool or public transportation to and from school.
For more information on Rides to School, please contact Lisa Adamos, Economic Development Department at (925) 931-5039.