Walk to School Day 2018

Walk to School Day
Posted on 10/09/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Walk to School DaySchoolchildren joined by parents, teachers and administrators will take part in organized walks to promote walking or bicycling to school Wednesday, Oct. 10.

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, it has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration each October. Today, thousands of schools across the country – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

In conjunction with Nevada Moves Day, a statewide event held in March each year, the day celebrates the fun and benefits of walking and bicycling to school. It also encourages K-8 students, school staff and families to get physically active.

During International Walk to School Day and every day, drivers should watch for children walking and bicycling to school and be mindful of school zone speed reductions, as well as varying school start times. Motorists should also only pass bicyclists when it is safe with at least three feet of space between the bicycle and vehicle and never overtake a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk.

Pedestrians and bicyclists should only cross streets when safe and always look for vehicles before and while crossing. Per state law, no U-turns or passing are allowed in active school zones or school crossing zones.

For more information about Wednesday’s Walk to School Day, please contact Carson City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Karissa Moffett, [email protected], or the Nevada Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Coordinator Cathy Balcon at 775-888-7357, [email protected].

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

WHERE: Principals and/or staff will meet at the following locations and walk to the school with the students. All students who walk to or at school will be recognized.

Bordewich Bray Elementary School, 110 Thompson St. (7:45-8:25 a.m.)

Start: Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain St., to the school

Start: Carson City Fire Department, 777 S Stewart St., to the school

Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. 5th St. (7:00 – 7:40 a.m.)
Meeting place at the basketball courts above the school. Students who walk to school will be recognized with goodies and hot chocolate.

Fremont Elementary School, 1511 Firebox Road (7:50 – 8:15 a.m.)

Start: U.S. Post Office, 1111 S. Roop St., to the school

Start: Gas Station, 1615 E. 5th St., to the school

Mark Twain Elementary School, 2111 Carriage Crest Dr.

No meeting place. Students who walk to school will be recognized.