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Getting to School

public transit options 

ac transit

Line 631: Serves Bay Farm School, Amelia Earhart School, Lincoln Middle School, Alameda High School,  and Encinal Jr. and Sr. High School.

 

Line 663: Serves Wood Middle School and Encinal Jr. and Sr. High School.

 

For real-time bus information download the "Transit" app or use Google Maps' real-time bus information.

Bike kids at Franklin

alameda loop shuttle

The loop shuttle is a free service that runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and provides access to major shopping destinations and medical facilities in Alameda.  Route maps and schedules are available here.

introduction

Although AUSD does not provide transportation for its general education students, Alameda is a relatively small town, geographically, and our district is primarily made up of neighborhood schools. For many families, that means that biking and walking to school is relatively easy, especially if you follow the recommended routes provided on this page.

 

Why bike or walk to school?  According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School, biking or walking to school:

 

  • Helps children build independence
  • Contributes to the recommended one hour of physical activity per day children need   
  • Helps children build life-long healthy habits
  • Reduces emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases
  • Alleviates traffic congestion near schools and on city streets
  • Builds community
  • Contributes to safer streets as motorists get used to seeing more pedestrians and cyclists
  • Cuts transportation costs for families and infrastructure costs for cities

Students can also use AC Transit to get to many of our school sites (see the links to the route maps to the left). 

Safe routes to school 

SR2S logo“Healthy Kids, Safer Streets, Strong Communities” is the mission of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools program (SR2S), which organizes activities to encourage families to walk, bike, carpool, and take transit to school. Their Resource Center is a hub of information and materials for parents, teachers, school administrators, and program champions to build and sustain SR2S programs in their schools and communities. For more information please visit the SR2S website or contact SR2S Site Coordinator for Alameda schools Jennifer Ledet at jledet@alamedacountysr2s.org.

Principal with students on a bike/walk day

safe routes to school maps

biking and walking safety tips

Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools: "Let's Get to School Safely!"

Go Safely California: "Pedestrian and Bike Safety"

additional resources