Adorable Scenes From a Record-Breaking Walk and Roll to School Day

Photo: ##http://www.williammercermcleod.com/##William McLeod##

A record-breaking 13,000 students at 76 SF schools reportedly participated in International Walk and Roll to School Day yesterday, including over a hundred little ones who formed a “walking school bus” at E.R. Taylor Elementary, where city officials held a press event.

At E.R. Taylor, which holds walking buses every week as part of the Safe Routes to School program, 52 percent of students live within one mile of school and 38 percent walk, according to the Department of Public Health. Compare that with the citywide stats: 42 percent of SF elementary school students live within a mile of school, but only 26 percent walk.

Sandy Chow, E.R. Taylor parent, said walking with her son Liam allows them to “spend more time together, talking and connecting with each other. That helps prepare my son with the confidence to begin his day.”

"Chief Suhr asking the students which is better, cars going fast? Or, cars going slow... consensus -- cars going slow!" Photo via ##https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151637658670863&set=a.10151637622735863.1073741836.136849650862&type=3&l=4be4fd3e3d&theater##Walk SF on Facebook##
Walk SF's ##http://sf.streetsblog.org/2013/09/13/nicole-schneider-to-succeed-elizabeth-stampe-as-director-of-walk-sf/##new executive director##, Nicole Schneider. Photo: ##http://www.williammercermcleod.com/##William McLeod##

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

A Walk & Roll to School Day Event in San Francisco

|
Yesterday some 13,000 San Francisco children at 95 schools walked–and in some cases rolled in wheelchairs–to school as part of the 20th annual Walk-to-School Day (now called “Walk-and-Roll-to-School Day,” at least locally). The event is intended to encourage kids to walk to school and spend more time walking and playing outside. This is part of a global […]
Photo: woodleywonderworks/Flickr
STREETSBLOG MASS

Guest Column: ‘Walking School Buses’ Need To Be Part of Schools’ Reopening Plans

|
Student transportation is one of the largest budget expenses for the Boston Public Schools –  and the expense and logistics of busing students is likely to be even more daunting this year, with increased physical distancing requirements from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, many students who traditionally take buses live within walking distance to their assigned […]