Next Generation

Walk and bike audits underway at Davis schools

By From page A8 | April 16, 2013

The Safe Routes to School walk and bike audits are underway in the city of Davis, with many more audits to come. The city and school district invite community participation in the audits, which involve meeting at the designated school site and branching out on bikes or on foot to determine the safest routes children can take to school, as well as what infrastructure changes may be necessary to ensure that children can walk and bike safely to and from school.

Upcoming audits will start at each school’s main office on the following days:

* Thursday at 7:45 a.m.: César Chávez Elementary School, 1221 Anderson Road;

* Tuesday, May 7,  7:30 a.m.: Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive;

* Thursday, May 9, 7:45 a.m.: Willett Elementary School, 1207 Sycamore Lane;

* Friday, May 10, 7:30 a.m., Harper Junior High School, 4000 E Covell Blvd.;

* Tuesday, May 14, 7:45 a.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St.;

* Thursday, May 16, 7:45 a.m., Korematsu Elementary School, 3100 Loyola Drive; and

* Friday, May 17, 7:30 a.m., Emerson/Da Vinci junior high schools, 2121 Calaveras St.

Audits already have been completed at Patwin, Pioneer, North Davis and Birch Lane elementary schools.

The audits last a couple of hours and participants may choose to walk or bike. For more information, visit www.street-smarts.cityofdavis.org/saferoutes.

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

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