2016 Walk & Roll to School Day was a Success!
Throughout San Francisco, a total of 95 schools and more than 13,500 students walked and wheelchair rolled to school, taking part in the healthiest, most sustainable way to get to and from school and other places. This celebration is part of broader related efforts to ensure children can walk and wheelchair roll safely to school every day, such as establishing walking school buses and reducing speeding around schools.
Families at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School in the Outer Sunset were greeted for the first time by San Francisco’s Vision Zero Hero, in addition to walking to school with Mayor Ed Lee, District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang, Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh, and other City leaders. Draped in a crosswalk cape and armed with 15 MPH school speed limit signs and speed detectors, the Vision Zero Hero led the children with a safety cheer as they walked and wheelchair rolled from Parkside Square to school.
The San Francisco Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Partnership, led by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, works to support and encourage families to walk to school every day. Walking, biking, and taking public transit to school makes up 44% of trips to the 35 public schools that are part of the SRTS program. Walk and Roll to School Day kicks off the year-long effort to increase that percentage for the health and sustainability of San Francisco’s children and communities.
News! Walk SF is hiring a Safe Routes to Schools Organizer! For information, please see our news page here.