To eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips, 511 Contra Costa encourages students to walk, bike, carpool, or take the bus whenever possible. Our youth programs serve families and schools with a focus on safety and clean air in the school zone.
- Free Bus Passes for Students
- Summer Youth Pass
- SchoolPool Youth Carpool
- Tips for Walking, Biking, or Rolling to School
- Safe Routes to School
- Seasonal Safety Flyers
- Walk and Bike to School Days
- Activities and Games
- School Bus Information
Pass2Class: Free Bus Passes for Students
511 Contra Costa’s Pass2Class program encourages middle and high school students to use public transit to get to and from school via AC Transit, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, or WestCAT. Families can apply to receive free transit passes to start each school year.
Summer Youth Pass
Available for purchase in early May, 511 Contra Costa’s Summer Youth Pass provides unlimited rides for youth ages 6 to 18 on County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT buses all summer long at a great discount.
SchoolPool Youth Carpool
511 Contra Costa’s SchoolPool is a youth carpool promotion for Contra Costa residents to encourage shared rides to and from school and after-school activities. Households who carpool can enter to win one of 10 $250 back-to-school shopping sprees at Target.
Tips for Walking, Biking, or Rolling to School
☑ Wear bright colors and apply reflective tape to backpacks, jackets, and bikes.
☑ Use crosswalks, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
☑ Stop, look: left-right-left, listen.
☑ Bike on the right side of the road.
☑ Keep cell phones in backpacks to stay alert and be aware of traffic.
☑ Live too far to walk? Drive part of the way, and walk the rest! Allow your child to build independence, walk with friends, and reap the health rewards of exercise before school.
Safe Routes To School
K-12 Safe Routes to School programs focus
on bicycle and pedestrian safety education
Select your city below to learn about Safe Routes programs in your community:
Seasonal Safety Flyers
Download these PDFs to post or share:
- Back to School Safety – English
- Back to School Safety – Spanish
- Drop-off Don’ts
- Halloween Safety
- Winter Break: Rain Walk Safety
Walk and Bike to School Days
Held annually, these fun events promote pedestrian/bicycle safety and physical activity while decreasing air pollution and traffic congestion around campus. Walk & Bike to School Days build connections between students, schools, and the community at large.
International Walk to School Day: October 4, 2023.
National Bike to School Day: May 3, 2023
Activities and Games
Mr Beeps is a robotic car who teaches students to be traffic safety experts while out on the road. He will help you learn how to be safe around traffic and sidewalks.