Walk to School Day and Community Workshop
Parent Volunteer Safety Guides led over 200 students on four routes to their schools. Students were joined by parents and family members as well as officers from Coalinga’s Police Department, the City Manager, and other City staff.
Students and community members also got to experience temporary “pop-up” crosswalks and curb extensions. Cones, hay bales, and high visibility crosswalks simulated some of the improvements recommended in the draft Active Transportation Plan.
At the end of Walk to School Day, residents joined City staff at a community workshop to learn more about the City’s draft Active Transportation Plan and provide feedback on bikeway, trail, and pedestrian improvements. CHUSD Superintendent Dr. Helen Foster, Coalinga Police Lieutenant Scott Ingham, Councilman Steve Raine, and Public Works Director Pete Preciado were also in attendance.
Would you like to see more Walk to School Days? Want to know what other changes are recommended in the Active Transportation Plan? Review our project documents and submit a comment below:
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