Program works to get kids out of cars and walking to school
Steven Morris of the Bay Area Bike Mobile repairs a bicycle outside the Suisun Library, Aug. 21. The event was promoted by the Solano Transportation Authority's Safe Routes to School program. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — To get local schoolchildren to be healthier and more alert in the classroom, Sarah Fitzgerald of the Solano Transportation Authority's Safe Routes to School program is asking them to get out of their parents' cars and walk to school.
To do that, she and her staff are promoting efforts such as the Walking School Bus program, with adult volunteers escorting groups of children, the Bay Area Bike Mobile's visits to local libraries to repair bikes and International Walk to School Day, where participating schools and students get prizes. Continue Reading