As part of the City of Santa Clarita’s Safe Routes to School Program, three pilot schools will join students from around the world to celebrate International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 27. Students and their families throughout Santa Clarita will be walking and biking to school on this day.
The three schools participating are Rio Vista, Old Orchard, and North Park. The City’s Safe Routes to School program is an effort to make it easier, safer, and more fun to walk and bike to school.
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“Walk and Bike to School Day is a great opportunity for families and neighbors to spend time together and get to know the safe routes to their neighborhood school,” said Mayor Laurene Weste.
In the U.S., International Walk and Bike to School Day is expected to include 5,000 schools from all 50 states. Santa Clarita students will join children and adults from more than 40 countries around the world.
Walk and Bike to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment, and building connections between families, schools, and the broader community.
For additional information, please contact Ian Pari, the City’s Senior Traffic Engineer, at 661-284-1402 or visit the City of Santa Clarita Safe Routes to School website scsaferoutes.com