Schools from 15 schools on Capitol Hill will participate in International Walk-to-School Day, meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park. The event in the park will be the city’s largest gathering to kick off the walk.
All those little feet will mean crosswalks may be a little slow to clear on Wednesday morning, but keep in mind, the event is designed implicitly to raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling. Concerns such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, and traffic congestion might also cross your mind while you’re patiently waiting.
For those of you with little feet in the house, motivate yourself and your kids to make it Lincoln Park on time with promises of Clif Bars and water bottles from DC Water, and energetic Maury Cheerleaders. Bring out the big guns and tell them there will also be a a yoga warm-up and Councilmember Tommy Wells will be there to cheer them on. Board Members of the Capitol Riverside Youth Sports Park will be on hand to share information about the plans for sports parks on the RFK site.
If you’re driving, first, consider avoiding Lincoln Park. Keep an eye out on throughout the Hill as kids make their way to the participating schools: Brent Elementary, The Capitol Hill Cluster School (Peabody Early Childhood Center, Watkins Elementary, and Stuart Hobson Middle School), Capitol Hill Montessori@Logan, Eastern High School, Eliot-Hine Middle School, J.O. Wilson Elementary, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary, Maury Elementary, Miner Elementary, Payne Elementary, School-Within-School, St. Peter’s School, and Tyler Elementary.