LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of Southland students Wednesday were taking part in Los Angeles’ inaugural citywide “Walk to School Day”.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation provided planning and logistical support to the Los Angeles Unified School District for “Walk to School Day” events.
Mayor Eric Garcetti says the event is the first of many activities planned to increase the number of students walking and bicycling to class.
Dr. Lisa Santora, chief medical officer for the Beach Cities Health District, was one of the architects behind the “Walking School Bus” program in the beach cities of Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan.
“Today, about 15 percent of students are walking to school every day on a regular basis,” she told KNX1070.