Between Home and School: Why Safe Routes Matter and How to Make Them Happen
In 1969, 50% of kids nationwide walked or biked to school. In 2009, just 13% did. Learn how your fellow parents are advocating for children in our community to be able to walk and bike to school safely. Through examining efforts around the country and internationally, be inspired to join the Safe Routes movement so your children and generations of kids to come, can experience the benefits of walking and biking to school (healthier bodes and minds, increased independence and confidence, more connectedness to neighbors and on). If you're sick of driving your kids less than a mile to school and/or worried about traffic and safety on the streets, you won't want to miss this event. Following the speaker there will also be a panel to answer questions including Menlo Park Mayor, Kirsten Keith, Menlo Park Complete Streets Commission Chair, Bianca Walser and others!
Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30pm
Hillview Middle School, PAC, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
This event is free and open to the public.