Walk & Roll to School!

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Laura Asermily

Oct 4, 2022, 4:29:00 PM10/4/22
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Join children all over the world!  Oct 12 is the official international day. Middlebury's Mary Hogan Elementary School will celebrate it early to align with its monthly Walk and Roll to School Days on first Wed of month. Get recognized when you walk or roll to school (bike or bus). Form Walking School Bus Routes or Bike Trains from your neighborhoods or get dropped off at remote points (e.g. Shaws lot, sports center) and walk in from there. Avoid drop off by car right at school entrance. 

Pedestrians should use sidewalks, cross at crosswalks, wait for signals, use crosswalk safety flags & rapid flashing LED beacon lights to signal intent to cross (at Cross/ S Pleasant St  by high school, Court/N Pleasant St by Middlebury Inn and Pulp Mill Bridge). These lights improve your visibility significantly.  Always look first & make eye contact with motorists before crossing. Cyclists ride with traffic bearing as far right as practicable, claim lane to navigate rotaries or turn left, yield to pedestrians, stop at stop signs, signal turns with arms, use lights/reflectors at night.  SLOW DOWN FOR SAFER TOWN!  Walkers hit by cars at 40 mph have 15% survival rate while those hit at 20 mph have 85% chance of survival.  Drivers slow down for, yield to walkers & cyclists, don’t text & drive, please DON'T IDLE at school drop offs & pick ups, especially on cold days when exhausts hover lower at nose level.

Enhances health (arrive at school exercised and alert for classes), Reduces traffic, improves air quality, deepens commitment to neighborhood, helps test for safe routes. 
Hosted by Middlebury Safe Routes

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