Concord Police Dept. Supports National Walk and Roll to School Day Oct. 12
CONCORD, CA (Oct. 10, 2022) — The Concord Police Department encourages parents and students to join their classmates and walk, bike, or roll to class Oct. 12.
The annual “Walk and Roll to School Day” highlights the benefits of exercise. It also reminds us to practice pedestrian and road safety with other students, families, and caregivers.
“Walking to school is a great way to exercise on a daily basis and feel comfortable getting to and from school safely,” Concord Police Lt. Gregory Rodriguez said. “We hope this is a fun, rewarding experience for students and members of the community that shows how important it is for everyone to be safe walking, biking or rolling.”
Concord Police offers tips for students who walk, bike, or roll to school:
- Plan your route on roads with sidewalks or paths away from If there are no sidewalks, walk or ride as far from cars as possible, facing traffic.
- Use crosswalks, preferably at stop signs or signals. If there are unmarked crosswalks, cross at corners on streets with fewer lanes and lower speed
- Always look left-right-left before crossing the Continue to scan for traffic as you cross the street.
- Watch for cars entering/leaving driveways or parking
- Always wear a helmet when riding or
- Be aware of your Keep earbud or headphone volume low enough so you can still hear around you.
Drivers should take extra care and anticipate more foot and bike traffic the morning of Oct. 12. Also, they should prepare to stop for school buses and children crossing the street. Drivers should always watch their speed and slow down in school zones.
Schools are encouraged to register at walkbiketoschool.org as a way of tracking participation and showing support for active, healthy, and safe transportation.