Public agencies in Pleasanton are partnering to present "Walk to School" events on Wednesdays throughout October in recognition of Walk to School Month.
"Morning events will highlight a healthy way to travel to school, help alleviate school-related traffic, and promote safety awareness and physical activity. All elementary schools will welcome walking families with refreshments before school begins at front of school or lunch areas," city officials said in a statement.
The program is a collaboration among the city, the Pleasanton Unified School District and Alameda County's Safe Routes to School.
The events will kick off before school at Donlon, Mohr, Valley View, Vintage Hills and Walnut Grove elementary schools, as well as at Harvest Park Middle School, next Wednesday morning (Oct. 2).
Alisal and Lydiksen elementary schools will host special events before school on Oct. 9, and Hearst Elementary will round out the event series on Oct. 23.