Information from the City of Pleasanton:
In partnership with Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools and the City of Pleasanton, students at Foothill High School have taken the bold step of converting valuable senior parking spaces into a carpool parking area.
Students see carpooling as a means to reduce the Tri-Valley’s high level of air pollution, lighten traffic congestion in and around the parking lot, and to build community on campus. Carpool drivers will receive a $25 gas card and passengers will be entered into weekly drawings for gift cards to local businesses, sponsored by the City of Pleasanton.
Families looking for a carpool buddy are encouraged to utilize pleasantonschoolpool.org in order to help find neighbors to carpool. This event is one of many, encouraging carpooling at more than 30 schools throughout the County on this pilot Carpool to School Day.
According to Junior Ellen Fetherston, who is a member of the Leadership class and part of the Safe Routes club, “This carpool area is a wonderful idea because it’s going to reduce traffic going into the student parking lots, which has been a problem for a long time. It’s great that we get to help the environment while also helping the students!”
- WHAT: Ribbon cutting at NEW student Carpool Parking Area and Carpool to School Day celebration
- WHERE: Senior parking lot at the new carpool parking area at Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton, CA
- WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.