NATIONAL SAFE ROUTES “WALK TO SCHOOL DAY”
on OCTOBER 10, 2018 IN WILLOW GLEN
Seasonally, every year, Walk to School Dayreturns in the autumn, and Bike to School Day in the spring.
This national event is organized locally by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Villagein partnership with the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Willow Glen Neighborhood Association - WGNA is a regular co-sponsor
WHO: PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS for the Willow Glen event include:
Willow Glen Elementary; River Glen School K-8; Ernesto Galarza Elementary; Hammer Montessori Elementary; Gardner Academy; and Washington Elementary.
(Note: in the below, also see separate events and venues for nearby Gardner Academy and Washington Elementary School).
WHEN & WHERE:
On Thursday 10 October 2018, students, parents, and teachers will meet together at the Bank of America Parking Lot on Lincoln Avenue. In celebrating "Walk to School Day", we all came together for a morning reception and then go to our respective schools.
Team mascots will appear,including "Q" of San Jose Earthquakes, and others to be confirmed. Area students and families are invited to participate, along with other area dignitaries. We will have snacks and giveaways.
Join children & adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking:
- Encouraging a child’s next stage of independence
- Physical activity
- Teaching safe pedestrian & bicycling skills to children
- Awareness of how walkable & bikeable community improvements can be made
- Concern for the environment Reducing traffic congestion, pollution & speed near schools
- Sharing time with community leaders, parents & children
- Creating joy and fun!
- Promoting psychological well-being and alertness
- Fostering maturation and responsibility
- Creating habits of activity, empowerment and thinking differently
Several students at our Willow Glen Neighborhood Schools will receive prize tickets to the soccer game — The San Jose Earthquakes versus Los Angeles FC at the San Jose Avaya Stadium — scheduled for June 9th, 2018 at 7:15 PM.
Participating schools include:
The game tickets are courtesy of Stakeholders for Safe Green Village (SGV), purchased by the co-sponsorship of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA); Willow Glen Business Association (WGBA); and the Table Restaurant.
We also thank the Earthquakes for their free giveaways, school assembly demonstrations, mascot appearances, etc. Together, we have promoted Safe Routes to School, and community pride. We invite you to enjoy “Willow Glen Neighborhood Night” with the Earthquakes! And enjoy your end-of-year summer vacation!
Letter to the City & Decision at City Hall —
WGNA Request to SJ City Council Districts 3 & 6
re. Safe Crossings on Bird Avenue
SUBJECT: Improve Public Safety for primary school children attending Gardner Academy School on Illinois Avenue at Auzerais Avenue. Two major intersections along a California State Roadway — Bird Avenue — are unsafe crossings. First, there is Auzerais at Bird Avenue; and secondly, Virginia Street at Bird Avenue.
California State Senator Jim Beall, Jr. is requesting that the City of San Jose, Department of Transportation (DOT), conduct a traffic study of these two intersections. Once the studies are completed, the state of California will take on the necessary improvements to make these intersections safe for primary school children to cross. The timing of these two studies is very important.
Please get back to me within the next twelve working days with a resolution. That is, confirm a date and time when these two studies will be scheduled and expected to be completed. We would appreciate a copy of any correspondence sent to the San Jose DOT team, and their responses.
The Bird Avenue roadway has become increasingly busy, and with all the recent developments beginning at the north of the intersections, West San Carlos Street at Bird Avenue/ Montgomery Streets traffic will increase dramatically. The intersection of Auzerais Street, Bird Avenue and Interstate 280 (i.e., the on and off ramps) is already very dangerous.
See a JPEG version of WGNA's letter to the city here.
NOTICE: This item will be decided at the Rules and Open Government Committee in San Jose City Hall, on the Agenda for 2/14/2018. See the particulars in the below table:
|File #:||ROGC 18-094 Version: 1|
|Type:||Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations, and Approvals|
|In control:||Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole|
|Title:||Autumn, Montgomery and Bird Corridor Study. (Peralez/Davis)|
|Attachments:||1. Memorandum, 2. Letter from the Public|