Walk to School month begins today; students encouraged to walk to campuses

Event has been a Pleasanton tradition for 15 years

Pleasanton schools will be kicking off Walk to School Month by asking students at Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary schools to walk to the campuses this morning.

The voluntary initiative is part of the International Walk to School initiative, which encourages schools across the world to avoid driving to schools during the month of October, according to a city release.

"Walk to School Day will allow parents to spend time with their children and see how beneficial walking to school is for their children and their school. It teaches students safe walking habits and helps reduce traffic around the schools," said Lisa Adamos, Economic Development Specialist with the City of Pleasanton.

Pleasanton has participated in Walk to School Month for 15 years, according to the city.

Each participating school will hold refreshments 30 minutes before the start of school on each Walk to School day.

The schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, October 7, 2015—Alisal, Mohr and Valley View elementary schools

• Wednesday, October 14, 2015—Hearst, Fairlands and Walnut Grove schools

• Wednesday, October 21, 2015—Lydiksen elementary school

• Wednesday, October 28, 2015—Donlon and Vintage Hills elementary schools.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Great idea, hope it catches on !

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Posted by it'll never work
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Are you kidding? The entitled little couch potatoes of this town will never move their lazy little rear ends to walk anywhere when mommie can drive them in her giant SUV on the way to her manicure appointment.

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Posted by ptownnative
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 8, 2015 at 12:06 am

I think its hypocritical for the walk to school days when the City Council continues to disregard traffic, water supply, & general congestion by continuing to approve & rezone to further crowd in more mass, unaffordable housing which doesn't even offer the future generations who once called this home to be able to live here. Yes, lets make young children bear the responsibility of taking traffic off the street so the elected phonies can continue to make decisions that negate what ever positive impact walking to school could ever hope to accomplish.

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Posted by Would love to do this if...
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 8, 2015 at 9:17 am

This cracks me up every year....would love to have participated in this for years if they would have ever built a school where they promised and was paid for! If you want people to walk/bike to school maybe you should build more schools instead of more houses! It is definitely one of the things that I wish my kids could have enjoyed as I did.

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