Categorized | Carousel, Community Events

City of Perth Amboy, NJ, Celebrated National Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge.

City of Perth Amboy, NJ Celebrated 

National Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Perth Amboy Police Department along with the Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School [445 State Street] in Perth Amboy joined schools across the nation to celebrate National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 a.m. Students and parents walking to school were joined by Mayor Wilda Diaz, members of the Perth Amboy Police Department [Traffic Bureau], Fire Department, the Office of Recreation and community leaders.

A table with information was set-up in front of the school with materials about “SAFE ROUTES,” other safety handouts and goody bags for students. City officials greeted children and parents as they walked to school.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of healthy peer relationships among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

For additional information, please visit these websites: Walk to School Day in the USA www.walkbiketoschool.org; National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org; International Walk to School Day www.iwalktoschool.org

About International Walk to School Day

• Walk to School Day was established in the United States in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America. Canada and Great Britain already had walk to school programs in place. In 2000, these three countries joined together to create International Walk to School Day.

• In May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School was established to assist communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school.

• The National Center for Safe Routes to School serves as the national coordinating agency for Walk to School activities in the United States.

•Walk to School Day began as a simple idea – children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on a designated day. It is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. Schools focus on health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.

• Organizations supporting International Walk to School Day in the United States include America Walks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Comments are closed.

Browse Current Issue - Click Here

Perth Amboy Calendar

WED. Dec. 13
• City Council, Regular, 7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!

South Amboy Calendar

WED. Dec. 20
• City Council, Regular,
7 p.m.
City Hall, N. Broadway

Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!