Walk To School Day October 9th

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Remember when you were young and you walked or biked to school? Not that long ago, many of us made the trek daily on foot. These days with schools sometimes miles away from home and streets teeming with traffic, it’s a rare few kids who are able to walk to school.

The City of Los Angeles is hoping to change that trend, and encourage families to find a safe route to school by becoming involved in the national Walk To School Day on Wednesday, October 9th.  For those that live close enough to their schools – in the Larchmont area it could be Third Street, St Brendan, St James, John Burroughs or Marlborough – the idea is to get everyone up and out walking to school on that day, and perhaps for the whole month of October.

Feel like organizing the event for children at your school? Explore the Walk to School Day website that includes registration if you want to get formal about it, materials to use in organizing at your school, and a link to LA Dept of Transportation pedestrian maps that show intersections and stop signs/streetlights so you and your child can map out the best route to take to school (and get a cartography lesson to boot.) Or just add your feet to the dozens of others, and plan to walk on Monday.

Why not take the challenge, put on the sneakers, and hoof it to school? Your child may really love it, and so may you.

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About Julie Grist

Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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  1. St. Brendan School will be participating in their 4th Walk to School Day on Thursday, October 10th instead of Wednesday, October 9th.
    Families can plan to meet at the Bank of America corner of 1st and Larchmont at 7:30am to be a part of our Ambulatory School Bus. Participants will then walk one block south to 2nd Street and then proceed east to the school. Anyone unable to meet at 7:30 can be picked up along 2nd Street on the way!

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