Safe Routes to School

The purpose of this committee is to promote walking, biking, busing, ride sharing to school. This committee also hosts 2nd grade pedestrian training and works to improve routes.

Walk to School Day began in 1997 as a simple idea – children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on a designated day. In 2000, Canada and Great Britain joined with the United States to create International Walk to School Day, and now over 35 countries around the world participate.  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.

SafeRoutesWalking Wednesdays at Hastings take place throughout the year.  Keep an eye on the Hastings Weekly Bulletin and flyers in student folders for Walking Wednesday activities and themes!

For additional information about Hastings Safe Routes to School and Walking Wednesday activities, please contact please check back at this page.

WalktoSchoolDayFor additional information, please visit these websites:

Walk to School Day in the USA
NationalCenter for Safe Routes to School
International Walk to School Day
The Ultimate Bike Safety Guide

 

Program Timeframe: Ongoing/year-round
Committee Members:  OPEN
Committee Email: saferoutes@hastings-pto.org