The LADOT Bicycle Program is excited to be supporting the inaugural citywide Walk to School Day on October 9th, as part of the City of Los Angeles’ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Strategic Plan. With the City’s increased emphasis on pedestrian safety, Walk to School Day 2013 is a great platform for shining a light on the importance of improving student safety on the journey to school, increasing the share of students walking and biking to school, and providing valuable opportunities for physical activity .
This event and the SRTS Strategic Plan process of the past year mark a wonderful and unprecedented collaboration between LAUSD and the City. The two are working together to enhance the safety, health, school performance and physical fun of our students by making it easier to walk to school!
In addition to participating in Walk to School Day yourself, we are asking for your help to identify schools and recruit Walk to School Day organizers during the next week.
More information about the event is provided at www.WalktoSchoolDay-LA.org. The site provides easy registration for event organizers, and gives access to essential organizer materials including posters, outreach material and kids’ incentives, coordination with safety providers, banners, volunteer apparel, and training.
Would your school, or someone you know, benefit from improving the safety of students walking to school, increasing the share of students walking/biking to school, and providing physical activity opportunities associated with improved school performance?
If so, we thank you in advance for introducing them to Walk to School Day by:
registering a school for Walk to School Day in Los Angeles at www.WalktoSchoolDay-LA.org
sharing this posting with your trusted outreach channels to build awareness, support and participation in the day
liking the event on the Walk to School LA Facebook page
or following our Twitter hashtag at #WalktoSchoolDayLA
Thank you for walking to school with us on October 9, 2013!