Safe Routes to School

Next Walking Wednesday is May 3
Next Bike Train is April 26 (Rescheduled from April 19)
This year’s Bike/Walk Challenge will be May 8-12
Sign up to help count or lead the bike train

The Marshall Road Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is committed to helping provide our children with safe walking routes to school by working with the Town of Vienna on current and future sidewalk projects, as well as supporting other local elementary school’s SRTS programs and efforts. SRTS sponsors a number of programs during the school year including Walk to School Week. SRTS also works with the school on matters of student safety regarding school grounds and roadways near the school.

The Safe Routes to School program is excited to kick off our two regular monthly events starting in September. On the first Wednesday of each month, we encourage our students to walk to school. Each time they participate, they will receive a “toe token” that they can hang on their backpack. You may remember these tokens from our Bike/Walk Challenge last year, they were very popular items! (Parents, please make sure that your students do not disrupt classroom activities: encourage them to keep their tokens on their backpacks. This will also help make sure they don’t lose them!) On the second Wednesday each month, we will run our bike train, which leaves from Meadow Lane Park at 8:50am (NOTE the new departure time for this year!) and picks up bikers along the route as we ride by. The bike train was also extremely popular the last few years, with Principal Heiges and 6th grade teacher Mr Jones occasionally joining the students for the ride to school. Students must be able to ride safely and comfortably on two wheels to participate in the bike train. No training wheels, sorry! ALL participants, students and adults, must wear helmets in order to participate in the bike train as well. Bike train participants will also receive bike tokens for their efforts. Check out the bike train route below.

Bike Train RouteOur Walking Wednesdays for the 2016-17 school year will be held on September 7, October 5 (Walk to School Day), November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7.

Our Bike Train will run on September 14, October 12, November 9, March 8, April 26, May 10 (Bike to School Day), June 14.

For more information on SRTS or to volunteer to help lead future bike trains, contact Brian Dauernheim at saferoutes@marshallroadpta.org.