Fall is here and now is the perfect time to consider leaving your car behind to walk or bike. October is International Walk to School Month. Biking and walking are good for your health, good for the environment, and reduce traffic congestion—meaning it’s good for you even if you are not the one doing it!
Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Tips for Drivers
• Give cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing
• Always check bike lanes and crosswalks at stops before proceeding
• Know the road rules for cyclists to help you predict their actions
• Always check for cyclists before opening your car door or pulling out
• Obey speed limits and never drive distracted
Tips for walkers and cyclists
• Bike helmets are required for riders under 16 and are a good idea for cyclists of all ages
• Observe traffic laws to assist drivers in seeing you and predicting your movements
• At night, use a light on your bike and wear light colored or reflective clothing
• Take out the ear buds and put down the phone! Stay aware of your surroundings
• Do your best to help drivers see you especially when crossing traffic
Join the City of Hollywood on Wednesday, October 5th – National Walk to School Day and “Walk with a Cop.”
The City of Hollywood and the Hollywood Police Department are encouraging students and families to participate! Walk to school with the Hollywood Police Chief, Command Staff, School Resource Officers & Neighborhood Team Leaders. ??Students and parents can meet at the locations below to arrive at the following schools:
Hollywood Central Elementary (Meet at Jefferson Park, S 15th Avenue & Jefferson Street. Meet time: 7:15 am. Leave time: 7:40 am).
Boulevard Heights Elementary (Meet at Epworth Methodist Preschool, 76th Terrace & Johnson Street. Meet time: 7:00 am. Leave time: 7:15 am).
Hollywood Hills Elementary (Meet at 1850 N Park Road. Meeting time: 7:15 am. Leave time: 7:30 am).
If your school is not listed, we encourage you to organize your own “Walk to School” event in Hollywood. Choose a meeting point for your neighborhood & walk to school together. Learn more about National Walk to School Day at www.walkbiketoschool.org.
For more information, please contact Lindsey Nieratka, email@example.com, 954.921.6672 or Lt. Selina Hightower, firstname.lastname@example.org, 954.967.4371.