Thursday, October 2, 2014

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert Issues Proclamation Supporting 'Walk To School Day', October 8.


Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert has issued an official proclamation encouraging support for international Walk To School Day on October 8. At the Princeton Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting on September 25, municipal engineer Deanna Stockton unveiled a bound copy of the Proclamation from the Mayor's Office (see photo above, showing Deanna Stockton, left, and Mayor Lempert, center). Princeton's Engineering Department will be communicating with all local schools to drive the effort for students to participate in this event. The Proclamation also urges support for 'Crossing Guard Appreciation Day', which is happening the same day.

'Walk To School Day' is marked in more than 40 countries, and has taken place every year since 1997. Here in Princeton, PBAC member and local resident Lisa Serieyssol is coordinating efforts towards facilitating a 'Safe Routes To School' program, focused on Johnson Park Elementary School, and involving staff from Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association

If you have comments or suggestions about 'Walk To School Day', please get in touch at pjpbac@gmail.com.

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