WHAT: Students from Monrovia Unified’s Mayflower Elementary School and Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, along with Monrovia Police Department, will join schools from across the country to celebrate National Walk to School Day.
Students will walk and bike to school along with parents and teachers as Monrovia police traffic/patrol officers deploy to neighborhoods near schools to enforce traffic laws and remind everyone of the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 10 Start: 7:30 a.m., Arrive at schools: 8 a.m.
WHERE: Mayflower Elementary School, 210 N. Mayflower Ave., Monrovia
Wild Rose School of Creative Arts, 232 Jasmine Ave., Monrovia
MEDIA: For event information, contact Andrea Garcia at (909) 447-2403
- Walk on a sidewalk or path when available. If no sidewalk or path is available, walk on the shoulder, facing traffic.
- Stay alert, don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
- Be cautious when sharing the road with vehicles. Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach.
- Be predictable. Cross streets at crosswalks or intersections when possible.
- If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area, wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross.
- Be visible. Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.