Safe Routes to School Launch + Walk to School Day

"Special morning ralley at Longfellow Elementary School with parents, teachers, pedestrian advocates and elected officials.

Parents and students will be taking to the sidewalks and forming ‘walking school buses’ all across the city when SF schools celebrate Walk to School Day, Oct. 7th. Walk to School Day is also the kick off for a new program that will help raise a new generation of walkers and bikers. The new two-year Safe Routes to Schools program, funded by a $500,000 grant from the federal government, aims to make biking and walking to school easier for parents and kids through education, safer streets and incentives."

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Streetfilms: Walk to School Day in San Francisco

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A generation ago, nearly half of all U.S. kids walked or bicycled to school. Today, less than fifteen percent do, with the majority arriving at school in private automobiles. It’s no coincidence, then, that studies show more than a quarter of San Francisco’s children are overweight. But a new program hopes to change that trend, […]

Walk to School Day

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From Safe Routes to School: What is Walk to School Day? A global event held in early October that gives children, parents, school staff and community members an opportunity to work together to make their communities safer and more pleasant for walking. A collective walk to school with a purpose – to promote health, safety, […]