Chattanooga Area Schools To Celebrate International Walk To School Day

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization has partnered with area elementary and middle schools for International Walk to School Day to promote safe routes to school, encourage healthy activities and strengthen community relationships, officials said.
 
Ten area schools have organized walk to school events for the week of Monday, Oct. 2 - Friday, Oct. 6. In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to include thousands of events across all 50 states.

Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in over 40 countries around the world.
 
"Walk to School events raise awareness of the need to create safe routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety and creating connections between families, schools and the broader community," officials said.
 
“I hear from Chattanooga parents often about the importance of safe routes to school. By joining together on Walk to School Day we can highlight the best routes for students in our community while encouraging activity that increases their health and quality of life,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
 
Parents, teachers and community leaders will participate with students at these scheduled Walk to School events next week, Oct. 2-6:

 

School

Date

Time

Starting Location

Alpine Crest Elementary

Tuesday, October 3

7:45 AM

Delashmitt Road Baptist Church; 4709 Delashmitt Rd

Soddy Elementary

Tuesday, October 3

7:45 AM

Soddy-Daisy Senior Citizen Center; 190 Depot St

Brown Academy

Tuesday, October 3

7:30 AM

UTC Challenger Center;

855 East Fifth Street

Orchard Knob Elementary

Wednesday, October 4

7:15 AM

Carver YFD Center;

600 N Orchard Knob Ave

Battle Academy

Wednesday, October 4

7:30 AM

First Tennessee Pavilion;

1826 Reggie White Blvd

Fairyland Elementary

Wednesday, October 4

7:30 AM

Rock City Trl at Cinderella Rd

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, October 4

7:45 AM

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar; 1459 Riverside Dr

Normal Park Museum Magnet Lower School

Wednesday, October 4

7:40 AM

St. Marks Church;

701 Mississippi Ave

Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper School

Wednesday, October 4

7:40 AM

St. Marks Church;

701 Mississippi Ave

Woodmore Elementary

Thursday, October 5

7:00 AM

New Monumental Baptist Church; 901 Woodmore Ln

 


These events have been organized by the individual schools in cooperation with local and regional departments.  Representatives from the following organizations will walk with the students:

·        Bike Walk Chattanooga

·        Chattanooga Department of Transportation

·        Chattanooga Fire Department

·        Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

·        Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency & Transportation Planning Organization

·        Chattanooga Police Department

·        Hamilton County Department of Education

·        Mid-Cumberland Region Safety Initiative for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

·        Tennessee Department of Health Southeast Region Healthy Development Coordinator

 




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