Santa Monica Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2022 by a group of Santa Monica parents who are also transportation planners.

About Us

Santa Monica Families for Safe Streets is a Santa Monica-based parent advocacy group that is focused on getting kids to school and their activities safely. 

We are extremely thankful for the City of Santa Monica's commitment to Vision Zero. But the City’s initiatives need community support to be effective. That’s where we parents can come in.

Our Approach

Our approach, the Safe Routes to School 6 E* Pyramid, surrounded by our community partners, is illustrated below. Engineering must serve a foundational role, followed by Education and Encouragement. Engagement, Evaluation and Equity must be addressed throughout. 

Santa Monica Families for Safe Streets envisions leading and/or supporting engineering efforts to redesign our streets to make them slower and safer for our kids. Our tactics include:

Our Team

Leading the efforts are our school-based Street Safety Captains. They provide on-the-ground support and leadership at the school and neighborhood level.

We would love to have Street Safety Captains at every school citywide. Interested in joining our leadership team? Want to get in touch with someone on our team? Send us an email at

Boris Suchov

Carter Rubin

Sirinya Matute

Co-Founder and
McKinley Captain

Juan Matute

Co-Founder and McKinley Captain