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CW, mascot of the Heads Up: Mind the Crosswalk safety campaign, prepares to cross the street. See CW at Crest View Elementary School Wednesday morning!
BVSD's Walk to School Day supports the City of Boulder's Vision Zero
initiative which aims to reduce to zero the number of fatalities and
serious injuries resulting from traffic accidents. The City of Boulder's
transportation department, GO Boulder, is partnering with BVSD on this initiative, as it reinforces the City's Transportation Master Plan,
which aims to get more people walking and biking in order to reduce
vehicle miles of travel (VMT) in the Boulder Valley by 20 percent by
2035. Eco-Cycle will partner with BVSD on Used Shoe Collection to
re-purpose shoes during the week of Walk to School Day. The used shoes
collected as part of this project will be sorted at the Eco-Cycle/City
of Boulder Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) and shipped for reuse around the world.
The mayors of Boulder and Lafayette will be participating in this year's event as part of the Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets, engaging local public officials to build a community-wide movement for multi-modal transportation.
kids become healthy adults. BVSD's Walk to School Day highlights the
simple changes students and parents can make every day to improve
healthy lifestyles while promoting environmental sustainability. The
City of Lafayette is passionate about programs like Walk to School Day
that encourage healthy habits at a young age that translate into
adulthood," said Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg.
*Media are invited to cover these special events at BVSD schools!*
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Crest View Elementary School, Boulder Time: 7:30 a.m.Location: Crest View Elementary School at 1897 Sumac Ave, BoulderWhat:
Special guest CW, the safety mascot of the City of Boulder's "Heads Up:
Mind the Crosswalk," public campaign, which targets drivers,
pedestrians and cyclists at the crosswalks with the highest number of
incidents and at local elementary schools.
Lafayette Elementary School, LafayetteTIME: 7:30 a.m.LOCATION: East side of Waneka Lake, LafayetteWHAT:
PE teacher, Bruce Buchanan will meet a group of students on bikes on
the east side of Waneka Lake to ride to school with them.
Monarch PK-8 School, Louisville (two events)TIME: 8:15-8:50 a.m.LOCATION: Monarch P8: 263 Campus Drive Louisville, CO 80027WHAT: Walk to School Day celebration featuring Monarch's School Mascot, Monty the Mustang!
TIME: 8:10 a.m.-8:50 a.m.LOCATION: corner of Muirfield Circle and Saint Andrews Drive on the East side of the Coal Creek Ranch neighborhood, LouisvilleWHAT: Stride & Ride location, buses will drop off students remotely to walk to school from drop off point.
School Day promotes increased walking and biking to school year round,"
said BVSD's Transportation Options Coordinator Landon Hilliard. "We are
training the next generation of walking and biking enthusiasts while
providing students, parents and schools with tools to promote pedestrian
About International Walk to School Day
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