The event was organized by Children’s Hospital and included support and encouragement from LAPD bicycle officers, as well as the CHP. Helen Arbogast, from Children’s Hospital, sent a nice email summarizing the goals of the event, “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. Change is a gradual process and today’s event marks the beginning of these efforts… My many thanks to everyone who helped make today’s event a success. What a wonderful example of coordination and collaboration!”
The event precedes activities related to a Federal Safe Routes to School grant LADOT was awarded recently to implement traffic calming treatments along planned Bicycle Friendly Streets adjacent to the school. More on that to come!