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Trace Crossings Elementary welcomes Supt. Dr. Kathy Murphy on "Walk/Bike to School Day" back button

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02-Oct-2015 (TCES) - Trace Crossings Elementary School gave its students a great opportunity brave the first chill of the fall and get active with "Walk to School Day."  The annual event has become very popular for students in Hoover and across the nation.  Some school systems (including Hoover) allow children to use the day as a "Ride Your Bike to School Day."  TCES Principal Mrs. Carol Barber and Assistant Principal Mrs. Amanda Stone worked on a plan to have students meet in the lower parking lot of The Hoover Met and walk up the hill -and back down another hill - to arrive at the doorstep of Trace Crossings Elementary School.  Hoover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy joined in on the fun, arriving a little after 7:00 a.m. at The Met to walk with children to school.

According to one website, communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old. Here are some reasons to support walking and bicycling to school:

It’s Fun!
Walking and bicycling bring a sense of joy and independence.

Healthier Habits
The trip to school is a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need.

Cleaner Environment
Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions.

Promoting Safety
Building sidewalks, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school can help build support for infrastructure improvements in the broader community.

Community Benefits
Reducing traffic congestion, boosting a sense of community, and improving neighborhood connections benefit the community.



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