Video from International Walk & Bike to School Day at Rosa Parks Elementary
Over 100 schools across Alameda County have been celebrating International Walk & Bike to School Day throughout the month of October. At Rosa Park Elementary in Berkeley, parents and school champions put together a great video of the festivities. Take a look!
Alameda City Council Proclaims October 9th “Walk and Roll to School Day”!
Alameda City Council this past Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring October 9th, 2013 to be “Walk and Roll to School Day 2013″. Safe Routes to Schools Site Coordinators Rachel Davidman and Carrie Harvilla were in attendance to receive the proclamation alongside Haight Elementary Parent Champion Meghan Thornton and her kindergartner.
In reading the proclamation, Mayor Marie Gilmore noted the positive health and environmental impacts of walking and bicycling to school, along with the benefits to the broader community. The occasion, pictured above, is symbolic of Safe Routes’ longstanding work in the city of Alameda – dedicated parents, happy kids, city staff and elected officials coming together and recognizing their tremendous achievement and impact of their work throughout the city.
Alameda has a long history of outstanding participation in International Walk and Roll to School Day, thanks in part to Bike Walk Alameda Board Member Audrey Lord-Hausman and City of Alameda Transportation coordinator and parent champion at Lum Elementary, Gail Payne. This year the event involves all of the K-8 schools in Alameda Unified School District, and many city council and school board members will be participating.
Get Ready for International Walk & Roll to School Day
International Walk & Roll to School Day is right around the corner, so register today!
International Walk & Roll to School Day will be celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, October 9th. Thousands of families in Alameda County will take part in this active journey by walking, biking, carpooling or rolling (using a skateboard or scooter) to school. This event is a great way to reward families that already engage in active transportation and to encourage new families to try a different form of travel.
There are already 102 schools signed up for International Walk & Roll to School Day! You can find a list of participating schools here.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Alameda County SR2S Admitted Schools
It’s now official: The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program has finalized our list of schools admitted into our program for the 2013-2014 school year. In total, we’ve admitted 97 elementary and middle schools (and 6 high schools) from all around the county into our comprehensive program. Nine other schools that applied to Safe Routes to Schools will receive technical assistance from staff in running their own program.
You can find a list of all admitted school at our Participating Schools page.