CUSD Students Made the Healthy Choice By Walking and Biking to School

Posted by: District 1 year, 3 months ago

CUSD Students Made the Healthy Choice By Walking and Biking to School

On Oct. 5, students (and parents) from across the district opted to dump the car for a healthier mode of transportation. By participating in Walk and Bike to School Day, students from all four campuses hit the road by foot or on bike.

 

Not only did this special event give students the chance to be more active, it also lessened the carbon footprint around the island for a day, easing traffic around CUSD schools.

 

Teachers and staff at every school in the district frequently discuss bicycle and pedestrian safety and encourage students to use these modes of transportation whenever possible. In fact, more than half the CUSD population bikes or walks to school on a regular basis.

 

Walk and Bike to School Day was really an opportunity to unify the district and get students to take part in reaching a common goal. Students who participated received sunglasses that read Walk to School Day, and thanks to support from the City of Coronado, Circulate San Diego, and the San Diego Bike Coalition, they were also able to choose from prizes like an odometer, bike light, or Which Wich coupons.

 

CUSD also utilized our own student talent to build support; a CHS film crew visited other campuses to film and conduct interviews for Coronado TV.

 

This year’s Walk and Bike to School Day far exceeded CUSD’s expectations and we hope it has a lasting effect on students, staff and parents to make a healthier, “greener” choice every day of the school year.