January 31st, 2011
SAFE STUDENTS WINUncategorized, by Catherine Higgins.
Some Utah students were awarded bikes and scooters for walking safely to school during a month-long challenge last fall.
Students earned the prizes for being among the more than 1,000 participants in the second annual “Walk More in Four” challenge in September.
UDOT’s Safe Routes to School encouragement campaign and the Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™, awarded 49 donated helmets, bikes and scooters in classrooms and assemblies statewide.
Students from 25 school districts and 66 schools charted their progress for a chance to win prizes, including bikes, scooters and helmets, with support from Walmart. Utah’s SRTS Coordinator, Cherissa Wood, presented the prizes to the surprised students in classrooms and assemblies with the entire student body.
Walk More in Four encouraged K-8 students to safely walk or bike to and from school at least three times each week during the four weeks in September leading up to International Walk to School Day, October 6.
Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert joined UDOT, parents and students at Rosecrest Elementary School in Salt Lake City, one of five kickoff events throughout the state. The Governor greeted and walked with students to school to encourage healthy and safe walking habits.