Welcome to the Oxnard Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program website. Here you will find everything you need to know about the SRTS program, and how you can get involved.
Introducing Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School is a national initiative to enhance the safety of students and their families traveling to and from school. SRTS brings communities together to learn the responsibilities that each person has when walking, biking, or driving. The program also studies common routes traveled by students and recommends potential investments for the City to enhance the accessibility of streets for everyone.
Creating Oxnard’s Safe Routes to School Program
The City’s Public Works Department received a $299k state grant to create a citywide SRTS program for Oxnard. Through this grant, the City is working in partnership with 26 schools in the Oxnard School District and Oxnard Union High School District to:
- Conduct walking audits to identify existing conditions along key routes to school
- Create SRTS maps to share with students and families
- Host free educational events and workshops
- Provide a toolkit of free resources to schools
The first phase of the City’s SRTS program covers two school years (2022 – 2023 and 2023 – 2024) and includes the following schools:
Oxnard School District:
|Brekke School||Fremont Academy||McAuliffe School|
|Cesar Chavez School||Harrington School||McKinna School|
|Curren School||Juan Soria School||Ramona School|
|Driffill School||Kamala School||Rose Avenue School|
|Elm School||Lemonwood School||Sierra Linda School|
|Emilie Ritchen School||Lopez Academy||Thurgood Marshall School|
|Frank Academy||Marina West School|
Oxnard Union High School District
|Condor High School|
|Channel Islands High School|
|Hueneme High School|
|Oxnard Middle College High School|
|Oxnard High School|
|Pacifica High School|
Art Competition: May 2023
All Oxnard students were invited to submit artwork that responds to the theme, “Why drive, when you can…?”
Students were encouraged to submit artwork showing the different ways they would get to school that is not a vehicle (such as a bus or car).
Winners of the art competition were recognized at a City Council meeting on June 6, 2023, and submissions were displayed at the Oxnard Public Library.
SRTS Program Updates
Safe Routes to School Phase 2
The City is excited to share that Phase 2 is kicking off with the 2023 – 2024 school year and will continue into the 2024 – 2025 school year with schools from the Hueneme Elementary School District, Ocean View Elementary School District, Oxnard Union High School District, and Rio School District.