Pleasanton walks and rides to school

PUSD joins in global campaign to encourage alternate transportation modes

Students walk and roll to Mohr Elementary School on Oct. 3, one of Pleasanton Unified School District's Walk to School days. (Photo by Erika Alvero)

October is International Walk to School Month!

And Pleasanton schools are joining in the celebration by hosting rotating events at sites district-wide throughout the month, in order to encourage students to walk, ride or roll to school. All events are happening on Wednesday mornings.

This week is the big one -- in honor of the official Walk to School Day on Oct. 10, seven schools are taking part.

"Morning events will highlight a healthy way to travel to school, help alleviate school-related traffic and promote safety awareness and physical activity," district officials said in a statement.

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Unified Schools District partnered with Alameda County Safe Routes to School for the promotion/campaign.

All elementary schools are marking their events by welcoming walking families with snacks and refreshments at 8:45 a.m.

Mohr and Valley View elementary schools were the first to hold their respective Walk to School days on Oct. 3. This week will be celebrated by Alisal, Fairlands and Vintage Hills elementaries; Harvest Park and Pleasanton middle schools; and Amador Valley High School.

Walnut Grove Elementary students have their event on Oct. 17, and Donlon and Lydiksen elementary schools will wrap up the month on Oct. 24.

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Posted by Lin
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

It would be so nice if the school district brought back buses for the schools. Its a congested mess every morning and afternoon.
Tempers fly because of inconsiderate drivers, parents who are late for work and the pollution that is made by all the cars.
I think most parents would be willing to pay for the transporation.

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