Bike & Roll to School Day 2019
Our participation is part of a citywide week of events, involving elementary and middle schools all over San Francisco, celebrating getting around by means of the most efficient self-powered form of transportation in existence - the bicycle. Bike & Roll to School Day gives students, parents, caregivers, and school staff the opportunity to raise the visibility of biking while promoting outdoor fun, safety, physical activity, healthy habits, and respect for the environment.
Every Jefferson student - and every member of the Jefferson community - is encouraged to bike, scooter, skateboard, skate, walk, carpool, ride a bus, take MUNI, jog, stroll, or otherwise get to school in a green way on Date morning. All cyclists should feel free to use the bike racks in the Kindergarten Yard or outside the school on 18th Avenue, no matter what grade they are in. Do remember to bring a strong bike lock, especially for bikes parked outside school grounds in the 18th Avenue rack. Smaller equipment such as folding scooters, skateboards, and skates should be taken to class to leave room in the racks for bikes.
On Date morning, please encourage your children who are participating to stop by the tables in the Middle Yard or the Kindergarten Yard before school starts to collect a few special goodies to celebrate their participation in Jefferson's Bike & Roll to School Day 2019. Students can then go make their mark on our "How I got to school" poster in the Middle Yard.
Now let's roll!
Safe Rolling Practices for Riding Bicycles, Skateboards & Scooters
Important Rules for Kids
- Always wear a helmet. It’s the law!
- Don’t play around the road or the sidewalks.
- Choose the route with the fewest cars to ride on.
- Stop at all stop signs.
- Ride with adults as much as possible, especially when riding on busier streets.
Important Equipment Reminders
- ALWAYS wear a helmet to protect against head injuries, the most common serious injury
- suffered by bicyclists.
- Be sure your bike is well-maintained and adjusted. Do the Quick ABC check before every
- ride--Air, Braxes, and Chain.
- Use a good tight and reflectors, and wear bright clothing when it’s dark.
Bicycling Technique Reminders
- Obey the rules of the road as if you were driving a car -- stop at stop signs, red lights, and
- signals before turning or changing lanes.
- Stay two bicycle-widths away from parked cars: the “door zone.”
- Always ride on the right side of the road. Stay in single file as far to the right as practical-
- while staying out of the “door zone.” It's dangerous and illegal to ride on the left side of a
- two-way street.
- Be extremely cautious when traveling through intersections. Be aware of traffic around
- you, and be prepared to brake quickly.
- Avoid traveling along the side of cars when passing through intersections -- they may turn
- in front of you without warning.
- When riding in a central business district, use extreme caution when passing parked cars,
- as occupants may not see you when opening doors or pulling out of parking spaces.
- Keep your hands on the handlebars at all times. Riding with no hands does not permit you
- to stop or to avoid surprise hazards such as dogs, potholes, broken glass, cars, etc.
- Yield to all pedestrians. They can't foresee a dangerous situation as well as you can and
- may be inattentive. A bicycle is required by law to yield to pedestrians.
- Remember, your bicycle is a small vehicle and you are not easily seen on crowded streets.
- Do everything you can to make sure you are noticed and can be seen.
Safe Pedestrian Practices
Crossing a Street
- Stop at the curb or edge of the street.
- If there is a visual barrier, like a car or bush, find a better place to cross.
- Look left, right, and left again for traffic.
- Make eye contact with drivers when possible.
- Scan to the left and to the right for vehicles as you cross.
- Walk in a straight line to the other side of the street.
- Cross only when it is safe.
Crossing an Intersection
- Use the crossing button on the traffic signal if a button is available.
- Wait for the walking person or “WALK” symbol before crossing.
- Look left, right, and left again, and then over your shoulder before Crossing.
- Scan to the left, right, front and behind you as you cross.
- Stop if you see a car turning into the crosswalk. Do not try to beat it.
- Stay in the crosswalk, if there is one.
- When finished crossing, step up onto the curb.
Helpful Reminders about Street Safety
- Don’t chase a ball into the street.
- Don’t cross from between two cars.
- Don’t cross alone.
- Don’t cross at an angle.
- Always walk. Don’t run.
- If a car passes while you are looking left and right, start again.
- Use crosswalks and crossing guards whenever possible.
- Wait for any turning car to pass. There is more room behind the car than in front of it.
Bicycle Rules of the Road
Pedestrians Have the Right of Way
In the crosswalk or not, bike riders and drivers are required to yield to pedestrians. (CVC 21954 (b))
Stop Behind the Crosswalk
Leave crosswalks free and clear for pedestrians. Always stop behind the line. (CVC 21950, 21455)
Mind the Signs and Lights
Stop at stop signs and obey red lights, just like all other vehicles. (CVC 21200)
Stay on the Streets
It’s illegal to ride on the sidewalk if you are over the age of 13. (SF Transportation Code Sec. 7.2.12)
Go With the Flow
Ride the same direction as traffic. Walk your bike on the sidewalk if you find yourself on the wrong block of a one-way street. (CVC 21650)
Take the Lane
If you’re next to parked cars or you’re riding in a narrow lane — if you feel safer, take the lane and ride outside the door zone. (CVC 21202)
It’s OK to Leave the Bike Lane
If you feel safer outside the bike lane, you can ride in other vehicle travel lanes. Merge when safe and signal when changing lanes. (CVC 21208)
Light Up the Night
Reflectors and a front white light are required by law. We recommend you use a rear light as well. (CVC 21201)
Keep an Ear Clear
Even when using hands-free devices, bike riders and drivers are required to keep one ear free of headphones. (CVC 27400)
Be a Friend to Disabled Neighbors
Sometimes people with disabilities need access to the curb. Paratransit carriers (including taxis) may have to enter the bikeway to drop them off. Be a good neighbor and give them room. (SFMTA Policy)
Pass on the Left
Although bike lanes are often on the right side of the road, people biking and driving are required to pass on the left. (CVC 21202)
为行人留下人行横道自由而清晰。总是停在线下。（CVC 21950， 21455）
如果您年满13岁，在人行道上骑行是违法的。（SF Transportation Code Sec.7.2.12）
如果您在停放的汽车旁边，或者您骑在狭窄的车道上 - 如果您觉得更安全，可以乘车道并在车门区外骑行。（CVC 21202）