Benicia Herald: Campaign urges students to walk, bike to school

By Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff Reporter

Youngsters attending all four of Benicia’s elementary schools will be urged to walk or ride their bicycles to and from class next week, especially Wednesday, said Marilyn M. Sexton, health education specialist of Solano County Health and Social Services.

Fourteen schools throughout Solano County are participating in Wednesday’s International Walk and Ride to School Day, up from a mere five schools the previous year, Sexton said.

While part of the purpose of the weeklong event is to promote public safety by encouraging children to wear helmets while on bicycles and other wheeled transport and to follow sensible rules, such as stopping and looking both ways before walking across a street, it also is to encourage activity.

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