Safe Routes to School: Yuba County

Project Role

SRTS Program Implementer

Project Partners

Yuba County Public Works Department

Project Timeline

April 2020 – April 2022

WALKSacramento has worked with the Olivehurst community on Safe Routes to School efforts since 2012. At first, our work focused on Ella Elementary School, located just under a mile from Yuba Gardens Intermediate School. We found the school community and broader community enthusiastic and supportive of efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle access in the area. In 2012, with support from Yuba County and the Olivehurst community, we formed the Yuba County Safe Routes to School Coalition to address the safety and accessibility of walking and biking to school in the area. The coalition involved school administration, Marysville Unified School District staff, Yuba County Sheriff’s Office, Olivehurst Fire Department, Yuba County Public Works, and other community members. The Yuba County Safe Routes to School Coalition met quarterly over the period of 2013-2015 to discuss ways to increase the number and safety of students walking and biking safely to school. WALKSacramento created the Yuba County Safe Routes to School Walk/Bike to School Program Guide for the coalition as a sustainability plan to continue efforts already in place. We are excited to continue efforts in the Olivehurst community once again in support of ongoing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure project at Ella Elementary, Olivehurst Elementary, and Yuba Gardens Intermediate.

Join the safe routes to schools coalition!

Yuba County Public Works and WALKSacramento are hosting a Safe Routes to School Coalition for the 2020/21 and 21/22 School Years to support the Safe Routes to School programs at Ella Elementary School and Yuba Gardens Intermediate School. Coalition meetings are for parents, community members, community partners, school staff, public health and planning agency staff and anyone else interested in supporting SRTS. Coalition meetings are held quarterly and are organized by WALKSacramento.

Meetings will be held on a quarterly basis from Fall 2021 through Spring 2022:

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 3:30 pm

Coalition meetings will be held on Zoom until it is safe for us to gather in-person. Register for upcoming coalition meetings on Zoom:

All are welcome and encouraged to join. We look forward to meeting you!

Can’t attend a coalition meeting but still interested in getting involved? Contact Jordan Grimaldi at


Check out our Safe Routes to Schools Resources page for curriculum, activity guides, and other resources to help you plan your next Walk to School Day, start a Bike Train program, and more!

Ella Elementary Safe Walk and Bike Map (Disponible en Español)
Yuba Gardens Intermediate Safe Walk and Bike Map (Disponible en Español)

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