Alameda’s elementary and middle schools participate in an Annual Walk & Roll to School Day, joining communities around the world in celebrating how much fun it is to walk, bicycle, scooter or skateboard to school. The event also emphasizes the importance of fitness and nutrition.
Important reasons why we Walk & Roll to School:
- To teach children safe walking behaviors, such as how to cross streets, and how to select safe routes to school.
- To demonstrate how easy and enjoyable it is for adults and children to spend healthy, active time together doing the world’s simplest exercise – walking.
- To identify specific steps to create more walkable communities such as advocating for more crosswalks, sidewalks, crossing guards and better driver behavior.
Walk & Roll to School Day has a new partner! The Alameda County Safe Routes to School Program has selected Alameda for a year-round effort to teach students and families pedestrian and bike safety. We are very excited to have this additional support and expertise with the goal of making walking and bicycling safety a key component throughout the school year. Watch for Walking School Buses and Bike Trains and help make safety for Alameda’s students a top priority!
Bike Walk Alameda would like to offer a special thank you to all the PTA Walk Coordinators, community volunteers and local businesses who help make each year’s event a huge success, and to all the students and parents who enthusiastically participate!