NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Safe Routes Partners with
Champions for Change and the Marin County Health Department have joined Safe Routes to Schools in promoting Walk and Roll Wednesdays with a special message to eat a healthy breakfast too!
SR2S welcome tables for students who travel green will now serve healthy snacks and information to encourage eating more fruits and vegetables.
The partners meet with Spanish speaking adults at schools like Hamilton and Bahia Vista at their monthly gatherings to recruit volunteers for the event and then supply them with training and supplies to host monthly Walk and Roll Wednesdays. The volunteers especially like their new aprons. This partnership is part of the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) campaign being introduced across California.
Family Fun in Mill Valley
A dozen families attended the afterschool bike ride at Mill Valley Middle School on March 29th. The ride was preceded with a visit from the Bike Mobile, a mobile repair shop that roams the Bay Area. The event included instruction and a bike ride on a newly designated bike route along Sycamore Ave. The ride reinforced safe bicycle practices for parents and students, including:
Obeying stops signs and traffic lights
Riding your bike in the same direction as cars on the road
Walking your bicycle in crosswalks
Balance, breaking, stopping and starting
Being predictable, avoiding weaving
Riding to the right, not blocking traffic