The City of Mesa and Mesa Public Schools have partnered to participate in International Walk to School Day to help your students get involved and encouraged to walk and bike more.
The goal of this day is to increase walking and biking to school together with a purpose — to promote health, safety, physical activity, aid in the reduction of traffic congestion during the drop off and pick up at a school and concern for the environment.
Officially on October 4, 2017, we take the full month to bring walking events to elementary schools across the city. Last year, we had 14 Mesa Public Schools participate and we’d like to continue to increase that number! Some of the schools that have participated in the past are: Longfellow, Sousa, Pomeroy (Chandler), Superstition Springs (GPS), Crismon, Hermosa Vista, Lowell, Jefferson, Zaharis, Lincoln, MacArthur, Holmes, and Wilson.
The City of Mesa Transportation Department is available to assist and support your school in planning its Walk to School Day. There are several ways to promote the efforts; You can choose how big or small you want to make the event. Some ideas we can support you in planning include a mileage club, a Bike Rodeo to teach bike safety, short in-classroom lessons and activities, creating a “Walking School Bus” or coordinating walkers to travel together from local park to the school. We can even coordinate Mesa Police support to ensure traffic control is focused on student safety.
Please complete the form below to request planning and promotional support from the Transportation Department's Bike and Pedestrian Program. Our Safety Educator will be in touch to firm up details.