Updated 10/03/2012 08:38 AM
International Walk to School Day
Do you walk your kids to school? If not, maybe you should, as part of International Walk to School Day today. Zoller Elementary School in Schenectady is participating. Our Megan Cruz has more on the event.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The goal of International Walk to School Day is to bring awareness to the need for walk-able and bike-able communities. For supporters, that means more sidewalks, walkways, police enforcement of safe driving habits in the area.
At Zoller Elementary School, students and parents were encouraged to support this event. Also in attendance will be Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and the district's new superintendent, Larry Spring. They'll be greeting the school community and helping to call attention again to the need to make school communities around Zoller more walk- and bike-friendly.
Both McCarthy and Spring are also working together on a Safe Routes to School grant application. If Zoller is awarded the funding, it'd pay for the creation of sidewalks in the area, push button lights for crossing, bike racks, and walking and biking safety education.
Last year, more than 4,000 schools from around the country participated in this event. This is also an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle in general