Safe Routes to School
Join statement from the City of Bishop and Bishop Unified School District
The start of a new school year is a good time for parents and students to review the best and safest ways to get to and from school. Some ways to school are safer than others. Heavy traffic around schools is one of the biggest dangers that students face on their way to and from schools. Bishop schools have maps suggesting routes to get to and from school on foot or on bike. The official maps are available on the City of Bishop web site.
Key safe routes to school shown on the maps include Grove Street, East Pine Street, East and West Line Street, Home Street, Fowler Street, Yaney Street, and Pioneer Lane. Students should use these streets to get to and from school whenever possible. These routes are the most direct and safe.
Main Street and West Line Street are our busiest streets. Home Street can also get very busy when hundreds of parents rush to drive their children to school in the minutes before school starts in the morning. The best place to cross these streets is at one of the traffic signals or where a crossing guard is stationed. Using the suggested routes will lead students to cross these busy streets only at signals and where there are crossing guards.
Parents are urged to share with each child the best way to get safely from home to school and back using the suggested routes. With proper care, walking and biking to and from school can be safe, can provide good exercise, and can reduce traffic congestion with all
the associated benefits.
Bishop schools and the City of Bishop encourage the use of designated safe routes to schools and wish the best to students in the new school year.