2019 International Walk and Roll to School Day

Wednesday, October 2 is the 2019 International Walk and Roll to School Day. Over 150 Alameda County schools are registered to join in the fun and enjoy the benefits of taking a healthy route to school by walking, biking, scooting, riding the bus or sharing their ride.

International Walk and Roll to School Day is a part of the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program, which promotes active and shared commutes to school. Families living far from school are encouraged to participate by either trying transit, coordinating a carpool, or parking a few blocks away from school and walking to school together.

“International Walk and Roll to School Day is a perfect opportunity for students and their families to try out active transportation options and celebrate with their school communities,” said Alameda CTC Chair and Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle. “On behalf of all the elected officials at the Alameda County Transportation Commission, I encourage everybody to participate in this fun Safe Routes to Schools event since it is effective in inspiring students and their families to continue to choose healthy and active transportation choices in the months after the event!”

Prior to October 2, events will be held at schools to support and encourage students and their families to participate. The Alameda County BikeMobile brings bicycle mechanics directly to students and will be participating in events all week, repairing bikes for free and providing free bike repair training. To book the BikeMobile for a school visit go to http://alamedacountysr2s.org/our-services/plan-an-event/bikemobile-2/#request_a_visit.

Following are some of the celebrations on the October 2:

Searles Elementary School, Union City
7:45–8:05 a.m
Join Alameda CTC Chair and County Supervisor Richard Valle with students to celebrate. 

Reach Academy, Oakland
Starting at 7:40 a.m
Gather at Verdese Carter Park for fun activities. Volunteers will also read to K–2nd graders during in-class breakfast.

Schafer Park Elementary, Hayward
8:00–8:20 a.m.
School Board member April Oquenda will join students and parent champions.

James Graham Elementary, Newark
Starting at 7:45 a.m.
Mayor Alan Nagy will join students.

McKinley Elementary, San Leandro
Starting at 7:45 a.m.
School Board President, Leo Sheridan will celebrate with students and families.

Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Dublin
Starting at 7:45 a.m.
Students and parents will join a Walking School Bus to walk to school from the Fallon Sports Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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