Pleasanton elementary schools will join hundreds of schools throughout the nation by participating in the International Walk to School Week Oct. 4-7.
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The promotion is sponsored by the city of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Unified School District and all elementary schools.
This annual event promotes pedestrian safety and parent involvement.
It is being promoted as part of Rides to School, Pleasanton’s School Traffic Calming Program.
Morning celebrations with refreshments for students and parents are scheduled 30 minutes prior to the first bell at each school. Many parent volunteers will assist in this effort to welcome the hundreds of walkers each morning.
"Walk to School Day will allow parents to spend time with their children and see how beneficial walking to school is for their children and their school," said Lisa Adamos, Economic Development Specialist with the City of Pleasanton.
"It teaches the students safe walking habits and helps reduce traffic around the schools."
To address concerns regarding children safety, congestion and neighborhood impact around our schools, Rides to School, an interactive partnership to plan and manage school traffic, was created.
It also supports the city’s Climate Action Plan’s goals and objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
To encourage students and parents to walk, bike or carpool to school, the City has partnered 511 Schoolpool.
Schoolpools can be formed at each school by registering at www.pleasantonschoolpool.org.
For more information on the Rides to School Program, contact Lisa Adamos, City of Pleasanton at 925-931-5039.