Safe Routes Coordinator
Burlingame School District
An avid bicyclist, Niko recently graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied Environmental Sciences and Economics. As a CCBA Fellow, Niko is working on Safe Routes to School, which encourages students to safely walk or bike to school instead of using motorized transportation.
Niko has been working to implement 10-day bike classes with Taylor Middle School in the Millbrae School District, as a permanent part of their PE program. He also recently lead a bicycle skills training, teaching over 100 children how to ride safely and confidently on the roads around their schools.
Niko has taken a bicycling-focused approach at the two school districts he oversees in the Safe Routes to School program. “I hope to raise low bicycling participation rates and encourage bicycling as a lifelong mode of transportation among the students. Together we can contribute to long-term reductions in carbon emissions and increase physical fitness,” says Niko.