Students from 102 elementary, middle, and high schools in Alameda County will be walking, bicycling, scootering, carpooling and riding transit to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 to celebrate International Walk and Roll to School Day. Sponsored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), this year's event is expected to break records and will involve close to 65,000 students. A number of Alameda CTC Commissioners and other city and county elected officials will also join in the festivities.
In Berkeley, Alameda CTC Commissioner Supervisor Keith Carson will be joining Rosa Parks Elementary School students for a Walking School Bus and event activities from 8:30 - 9:00am.
The event is part of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools Program, a countywide collaboration that promotes safe walking and biking to school. International Walk and Roll to School Day kicks off a full school year of Safe Routes to Schools programming to encourage walking and bicycling to school, as well as carpooling and public transit use to support healthy habits and improve air quality.
For more information including a list of participating schools: Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program