Students in Georgetown will join those from all over the U.S. walking or riding their bike to school on October 5. The annual event marking its 20th year encourages children to walk or bike to school in order to increase physical activity, reduce traffic congestion, and help the environment.
A special Walk or Bike to School Day event is planned at Village Elementary, 400 Village Commons in Georgetown. Parents, teachers, and community leaders will participate in the event. After gathering at a number of meeting spots, children will walk or bike to Village Elementary and then join an arrival rally in the gymnasium at the school. Representatives from Safe Place, a Georgetown Utility Systems safety program, and the Georgetown Police Department also will be at the event to provide information on safety when walking or biking to school.
The event is being organized by the City of Georgetown, Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Utility Systems, and Georgetown Independent School District.
Learn more about events happening in places all over the country at www.walkbiketoschool.org. These events build connections among families, schools, and the broader community.
For additional local information, please contact Nat Waggoner, transportation services analyst with the City of Georgetown at (512) 966-9935 or Suzanne Marchman, executive director of community engagement and communications for Georgetown ISD, at (512) 943-5000.