The first Safe Routes to School "Walking School Bus" kicked-off this morning from the Monterey Bay Recreational Trail to Bay View Academy School. Led by Officer Hall from the Monterey Police Department, Spiderman and Shellington, from the popular televison series, "The Octonauts," students, along with their parents/guardians, and other participants walked, biked and rode scooters to the school.
Everyone had a fun time enjoying the camaraderie and fresh air, as Spiderman led stretching exercises and Officer Hall offered safety tips before the group walk/ride. Once arriving at school, students were treated with a healthy & delicious snack and safety prizes.
Maps of the walking routes for Monterey County schools participating in the program are available in English and Spanish on the Safe Routes to School Website at: https://saferoutesmonterey.org
For more information about the Walking School Bus program or to sign-up for the Walking School Bus workshop, contact Jessica Perez at perezJ7@co.Monterye.ca.us or 831-775-8975.
The Walking School Bus project is funded by the “Every Child “Active Transportation Program grant from SB-1 monies. It is designed to create a safe, healthy, and fun experience for young children and reduce traffic around the school. The project is part of the Transportation Agency’s “Safe Routes to School” program which offers tools, programming, and resources to schools, guardians, and communities who want to improve safety and traffic around schools across Monterey County.
To learn more about the Safe Routes to School Program, contact Ariana Green, Principal Transportation Planner, TAMC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-775-4403 or visit the Safe Routes to School website at https://saferoutesmonterey.org/; Like us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Instagram.