Highlights from Walk to School Day in Southern California
October 8, 2015 1 Comment
Many communities in Southern California participated in Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, with more than 100 schools in the City of LA alone! We congratulate all the schools, parents and communities who held successful Walk to School Day events this year. We are also encouraged by the local news coverage, including a Los Angeles Times article highlighting that over a third of Los Angeles city students walk to school:
“People say nobody walks in L.A., but you look at the data and it couldn’t be further from the truth,” she said. Nationwide, 11% of students walk to school. In Los Angeles County, nearly a third do so.”–Jessica Meaney, Investing in Place
LA Metro also got in the Walk to School Day spirit with an event near the Hollywood and Western station. A reminder that Metro is holding six Safe Routes to School summits around LA County starting next week!
In Orange County, Bathgate Elementary School in Mission Viejo received a visit from the staff of U.S. Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45), who presented the school with a certificate of Congressional Recognition for “the school’s outstanding participation and promotion of a healthy lifestyle amongst the school students and community.” Rep. Walters sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, so her support of the federal Safe Routes to School program is important and promising!
Finally, in the Inland Empire, a bike rodeo was held as part of the Moreno Valley Safe Routes to School Program.
Congratulations on another successful Walk to School Day, Southern California. See you again next October!