PPD to join in Na­tional Walk to School Day

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Porter­ville Uni­fied School Dis­trict and Bur­ton School Dis­trict will join schools from around the coun­try to cel­e­brate Na­tional Walk to School Day on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 4, in part­ner­ship with the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment send­ing a uni­fied safety mes­sage to our com­mu­nity.

While stu­dents will be walk­ing and rolling to school, mem­bers of the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment will be as­sist­ing cross­ing guards and de­ploy­ing ad­di­tional of­fi­cers to the neigh­bor­hoods near schools to en­force traf­fic laws. These com­bined ef­forts are to re­mind ev­ery­one of the im­por­tance of pedes­trian and bi­cy­cle safety this day and every­day rep­re­sents.

Look for walk­ers and bi­cy­clists along all streets, es­pe­cially near schools, in the early morn­ing hours be­fore school and dur­ing the af­ter­noon hours when schools dis­miss for the day.

Walk to School Day raises aware­ness of the need to cre­ate safer routes for walk­ing and bi­cy­cling and em­pha­size the im­por­tance of is­sues such as in­creas­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity among chil­dren, pedes­trian safety, traf­fic con­ges­tion and con­cern for the en­vi­ron­ment. These events build con­nec­tions be­tween law en­force­ment, fam­i­lies, schools and the broader com­mu­nity.

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