Chattanooga Area Schools To Celebrate International Walk To School Day

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization has partnered with area schools for International Walk to School Day to "promote safe routes to school, encourage healthy activities and strengthen community relationships."

Eleven area schools have organized walk to school events for the week of Monday, Oct. 1. 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.

“As we create stronger neighborhoods and a more equitable Chattanooga, it's important that we work to create safe routes for students to get to school, which can also encourage healthy activity and comfort within their community” said City of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

Parents, teachers, community leaders and students will participate in these scheduled walk to school events next week, Oct. 1-5:

School

Date

Time

Starting Location

Thrasher Elementary

Tuesday, Oct 2

7:25 AM

Signal Mountain Library;

1301 James Blvd, Signal Mountain, TN

Fairyland Elementary

Wednesday, Oct 3

7:30 AM

Cinderella Rd at Rock City Trail;

Lookout Mountain, GA

Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper and Lower Schools

Wednesday, Oct 3

7:40 AM

St. Marks Church parking lot;

701 Mississippi Ave, Chattanooga, TN

Battle Academy

Wednesday, Oct.3

7:50 AM

Jefferson Heights Park;

E 18th St at Jefferson St, Chattanooga, TN

Woodmore Elementary

Thursday, Oct 4

7:15 AM

New Monumental Baptist Church parking lot; 901 Woodmore Ln, Chattanooga, TN

Arnold Memorial Elementary

Thursday, Oct 4

7:30 AM

Deer Park;

475 17th Street NW, Cleveland, TN

Soddy Elementary

Thursday, Oct 4

8:00 AM

Soddy-Daisy Senior Center;

190 Depot St, Soddy-Daisy, TN

Wolftever Creek Elementary

Thursday, Oct 4

8:00 AM

Imagination Station pavilion;

4910 Swinyar Dr, Collegedale, TN

Orchard Knob Elementary

Friday, Oct 5

7:15 AM

Carver Youth and Family Development Center; 600 N Orchard Knob Ave, Chattanooga, TN

Brown Academy

Friday, Oct 5

7:30 AM

UTC Challenger Center;

855 E 5th St, Chattanooga, TN



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

Bike Walk Chattanooga

Bike Walk Cleveland 

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

Outdoor Chattanooga

Tennessee Department of Health


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