Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Is National Walk To School Month

October is National Walk to School month. Across Washington, an estimated 15,000 students, parents, teachers and community leaders are expected to participate in efforts to increase physical activity, clean air, pedestrian safety, and connections between families, school and the broader community, all while reducing traffic congestion around schools.

Locally, Sunset Elementary and Otis Elementary are having Walk to School Month events this week. Deputy Craig Chamberlin, of TV traffic report fame, will be at both those schools, today and tomorrow.

If your child isn't at either of those schools though, take it upon yourself to celebrate your own way and walk your child to school. Take an umbrella though, looks like it's going to be a wet week.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.