Safe Routes to School Program Gets Summer Kick-Off

Presentation this week featured demonstrations on safety and remarks from San Leandro and San Lorenzo officials


From the San Leandro Police Department via Facebook -

and other members of the attended the Safe Routes to School event at this week.

The presentation included an introduction from the Mayor’s Office, San Leandro Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Cathey, and San Lorenzo Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Dennis Byas.

The event included demonstrations on pedestrian and bicycle safety with program exhibits including miniature city, blender bikes, and traffic sign costume characters.

The Safe Routes to School program is a nationwide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing, and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

San Leandro’s Safe Routes to School Program will encourage children to embark on a healthier lifestyle by providing increased safety education, enforcement, and infrastructure improvements that will help keep children safer when walking or biking to school.

This program is made possible through a federally-funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant.

To learn more about the Safe Routes to School Program, contact Reh-Lin Chen, Engineering and Transportation Department at 510-577-3438 or rchen@sanleandro.org.

Elisabeth Huffmaster August 12, 2012 at 04:32 PM
This is a fabulous initiative. I hope it helps get children walking with friends and getting fresh air before a day in their seats. This is an important health issue.
Charles Kane August 13, 2012 at 04:56 AM
This program needs more publicity. The kickoff was to give it that and I saw several photographers at the event but unfortunately no article in the review or the weekly San Leandro free paper. I for one will talk it up because we must get kids out doors and moving or we will be a nation of couch potatoes.


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