Alameda CTC Announces Countywide Winner of Safe Routes to Schools’ Golden Sneaker Contest

The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program is celebrating the success of one of its core countywide events: the Golden Sneaker Contest. At the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) meeting on April 25th, Commission Chair and Emeryville Council Member John J. Bauters presented the Platinum Sneaker for highest student participation percentage in Alameda County to Rosa Parks Elementary School. Rosa Parks is part of the Berkeley Unified School District. Chair Bauters and his fellow commissioners also expressed congratulations to each participating school’s winning classroom, school staff throughout Alameda County for great participation, and the SR2S Program in delivering one of its core encouragement events for school aged youth.

The Golden Sneaker Contest is a popular annual tradition administered by Alameda CTC’s SR2S Program. The SR2S program is a comprehensive and proven approach to increase safe walking and biking to school with the goals of reducing congestion and harmful pollutants around schools and increasing the safety and physical activity of students. This year, nearly 100 schools registered for the Golden Sneaker event held between March 4 and March 15, 2024. The contest mobilized nearly 20,000 students throughout Alameda County into active travel for the trip to school.

Commission presentation slide of Golden Sneaker Award Winner, Rosa Parks School