In 2013, California created the Active Transportation Program (ATP) with the goal to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation such as walking and biking throughout the state. The ATP provides funding to communities throughout California to support infrastructure and education projects to further these goals.
The Active Transportation Resource Center’s (ATRC) mission is to assist California’s communities, tribal areas, and schools with resources, technical assistance, and training to help implement active transportation projects.
The ATRC is funded by an ATP grant to the California Department of Transportation - (Caltrans). Caltrans and the ATRC have also partnered with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Sacramento State College of Continuing Education (CCE) to assist in providing the resource center needs.
The ATRC sends out a quarterly e-news that includes a summary of news, research, and training opportunities to support your Non-infrastructure ATP work here in California. More
National Bike to School Day is a one-day event held occurring during National Bike Month in May that encourages and celebrates biking to school. Download materials, organizer guides, and helmet fitting videos to help provide a safe, successful event! More
Learn from other programs that have implemented successful SRTS programs. More
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day each October. More
ATRC webinars and networking calls are valuable ways to learn more about active transportation and safe routes to school programs. Subjects related to funding, administration, new resources, and state-of-the-art programmatic information are often featured. More