One again Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week, October 7th -10th 2014. Â
This yearâ€™s motto is â€œBike It! Walk It! Every Week!â€
Approximately 30 percent of District students at 14 different schools participate in the event, avoiding approximately 12,000 car trips.
The community is invited to join us this Saturday, October 4th for aÂ Free Bike RodeoÂ (hosted at McKinley) to helpÂ prepareÂ students to Get READY TO RIDE this week and every week! We love thisÂ yearâ€™s motto â€œBike It! Walk It! Every Week!â€ Â that encourages students, staff and parents to walk, bike, scoot, skate or take the bus at least one â€œcar-freeâ€ day per week. Beautiful!
Bike It! Walk It! and Safe Routes to School programs haveÂ beenÂ a collaboration and partnership between the City of Santa Monica, the District, Parent Teacher Association and supported by Santa Monica Spoke and other great community leaders. These efforts are toÂ promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits and improve safety byÂ reduceÂ traffic congestion near schools.
Bike It! Walk It! supports community engagement through environmentally friendly programing.
This yearâ€™s motto is â€œBike It! Walk It! Every Week!â€ Â Roosevelt Elementary will begin the week with a Bike It Walk It Day on Tuesday, October 7.Â Schools celebrating Bike it! Walk it! Day on Wednesday, October 8 include Lincoln Middle School, Olympic High School, Franklin Elementary and Santa Monica High School.Â The remaining SMMUSD schools will participate on Friday, October 10, including Will Rogers Learning Community, Edison Language Academy, Grant Elementary, John Muir Elementary/Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH), Franklin Elementary, Juan Cabrillo Elementary, Point Dume Marine Science School, John Adams Middle School, and Malibu High School.