Jefferson ES Bike & Roll to School Day 2019

Bike & Roll to School Day 2019

Jefferson's Bike & Roll to School Day is Date

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

The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to be the leading resource for street safety in San Francisco. Every year, we reach tens of thousands of people with the Bicycle Rules of the Road. Here are the bike laws you need to know to pedal safely and legally:

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)


SF Bicycle Coalition很荣幸成为旧金山街道安全的主要资源。每年,我们都会通过“自行车规则”达到数万人的目标。以下是您需要知道的安全和合法踏板的自行车法:


在人行横道与否,自行车骑手和司机需要屈服于行人。(CVC 21954(b))


为行人留下人行横道自由而清晰。总是停在线下。(CVC 21950,  21455)


就像所有其他车辆一样,停在停车标志处并遵守红灯。(CVC 21200)


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)


与交通一样的方向。如果你发现自己在一条单行道的错误街区,就可以在人行道上骑自行车。(CVC 21650)


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)


如果您在自行车道外感觉更安全,您可以乘坐其他车辆行驶车道。安全时合并,更换车道时发出信号。(CVC 21208)


法律要求反射器和前白灯。我们建议你也使用尾灯。(CVC 21201)


即使使用免提设备,骑自行车的人和司机也需要保持一只耳朵没有耳机。(CVC 27400)




虽然自行车道通常位于道路的右侧,但骑自行车和驾驶的人员需要经过左侧。(CVC 21202)