The C-U Safe Routes to School Project, of which the City of Champaign is a member, is promoting safe walking and biking for area schoolchildren through two upcoming Walk ‘n Roll to School Days.
The first event is on Friday, Sept. 6th for the balanced calendar schools of Barkstall Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, and Thomasboro Elementary. Children will assemble at a predesignated spot before school starts and then walk to school with volunteers, including Mayor Don Gerard (Barkstall) and University of Illinois student athletes (all locations). Event details are as follows:
The second event is on Wednesday, Oct. 9th for elementary and middle schools operating on a regular calendar. Event details will be released shortly.
If you are interested in volunteering for a Walk ‘n Roll to School event, or if your child would like to participate in one at his or her school, please visit http://www.cu-srtsproject.com/walk-n-roll-to-school-day.html for details or contact Ben LeRoy in the Planning & Development Department.