Pasadena Police Department Supports National Walk and Roll to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 12

Official Walk & Roll to School Day flyer. Register at WalkBiKeToSchool.org PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department encourages parents and students to join their classmates and walk, bike or roll to class on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Walk & Roll to School Day is celebrated annually to highlight the benefits of exercise and practice pedestrian and road safety with other students, families and caregivers.

“Walking to school is a great way to exercise on a daily basis and feel comfortable getting to and from school safely,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo said. “We hope this is a fun, rewarding experience for students and members of the community that shows how important it is for everyone to be safe walking, biking or rolling.”

Pasadena Police Department offers the following tips for students who walk, bike or roll to school:

  • Plan your route on roads with sidewalks or paths away from traffic. If there are no sidewalks, walk or ride as far from cars as possible, facing traffic.
  • Use crosswalks, preferably at stop signs or signals. If there are unmarked crosswalks, cross at corners on streets with fewer lanes and lower speed limits.
  • Always look left-right-left before crossing the street. Continue to scan for traffic as you cross the street.
  • Watch for cars entering/leaving driveways or parking spaces.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding or rolling.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Keep earbud or headphone volume low enough so you can still hear around you.

Drivers should be extra careful and anticipate more foot and bike traffic the morning of Oct. 12, as well as be prepared to stop for school buses and children crossing the street. Drivers should always watch their speed and slow down in school zones.

Schools are encouraged to register at WalkBikeToSchool.org as a way of tracking participation and showing support for active, healthy and safe transportation.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; or call the Citizen Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.