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Walk To School Day Kick-Off–Next Wednesday

Announcement

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Celebrate International Walk To School Day with
TART Trails Inc., Safe Kids North Shore & Risk Watch
Hike it. Bike it. I like it!
TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis
Walking School Bus Program Kick-off!

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Wednesday, October 5th at 7:50am & 3:13pm

Central Neighborhood Route:  Corner of 9th St. & Wadsworth (departs at 7:50am) to Glenn Loomis Elementary & back.

The Walking School Bus runs every Wednesday & Friday morning (7:50am)  and afternoon (3:13pm) through the rest of the school year.

Why? Safe Routes to Schools are important for everyone because:

  • Healthier little people, means healthier big people
  • Increased health lowers healthcare costs for everyone
  • Active living increases productivity at school & work
  • More people walking or biking to school reduces traffic congestion and pollution
  • It is fun

 Graphic via Bikes Belong

Volunteer Walking School Bus drivers and riders WANTED! Contact Glenn Loomis Walking School Bus Coordinator Angela Stricker at StrickerAn@tcaps.net or 231.933.7860

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  Guest contributor Lee Maynard is the trail planner and program director for TART Trails, an underwriter of MyWHaT. You may discover more about the Walk to Schools program or contact Lee through the TART Trails website

  1. Raymond Minervini
    September 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Eager to see the Buffalo Ridge Trail completed from the Commons to West Middle School. My child and others in the Kids Creek/Commons and Slabtown neighborhoods will soon be able to walk together to and from that school. That’s a good thing.

  2. September 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Ray, Thanks for the enthusiastic note about the Buffalo Ridge Trail! It will provide many valuable connections for non motorized transportation- one of the most exciting of them being that it will allow students and families the option to walk to school. Very cool! Thanks for your support!

  3. Greg
    September 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I grew up in Slabtown neighborhood and attended TC Junior High. Never seemed to have a problem riding bike or walking to school without Buffalo Ridge Trail. I never new there was a problem.

  4. Raymond Minervini
    September 29, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Greg: What was your route to school, and when was this? Without the earlier signal improvements at Franke Rd and those now under construction, I know of no safe route to get to W Middle School from Slabtown.

  5. Greg
    September 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Multiple routes: Elmwood to Silver Lake, through state hospital past barns, and some trails that wound through hills behind state hospital. Site would not let me respond below your entry.

  6. Raymond Minervini
    September 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    That’s what I thought your routes would have been, Greg. Given the realities today: the nature of the terrain, lack of proper trails, the increase in traffic on W Silver Lake, and the lack of sidewalks along a highway, I could not responsibly send my child to school that way. I hope you can agree a proper ped/bike trail with a traffic signal crossing will be a significant public asset.

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