Posts Tagged ‘SAfe Routes to School’

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Sidewalks covered in leaves and debris like this one are not fun – or safe! – for students (and adults) to walk on.

It’s back to school time, which means you’ll be seeing more children and teens walking to and from school during the week. Decatur residents have invested millions of dollars in the installation and maintenance of sidewalks, but all too often pedestrians find themselves in unsafe situations where a sidewalk is overgrown with residential landscape plants or covered with slippery leaves or landscape debris.

Per city code, residents are responsible for the upkeep and de-littering of their property all the way to the curb. Please prune plants to behind the edge of the sidewalk and make sure there is at least seven feet of clearance overhead so that pedestrians don’t have to dodge low branches as they walk.

Keep the sidewalk in front of your home clear of debris and vegetation in every season. The children (and adults) depend on you to keep the neighborhood safe for walkers.

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Get ready for another fun time with family and friends; it’s the 2nd Annual Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day Pep Rally, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 6th on the Decatur Square.

safe_routes_color_250Join us on the square for music, games, prizes, entertainment and special guests. The following day, Wednesday, Oct. 7th, is National Walk to School Day. Decatur Active Living staff and parent volunteers will be out that morning at Clairemont, Oakhurst and Winnona Park elementary schools and Glennwood Academy with healthy snacks for students and coffee for parents.

For more information on the pep rally, Walk to School Day, or the Decatur Safe Routes to School program, please contact Greg White, Greg.White@decaturga.com, 678-553-6543.

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Bike Training is upon us and volunteers are needed to make the training a success.  The training begins on Wednesday, September 30 and concludes on Friday, October 9.  Please find listed below dates and volunteer time slots.  Consider volunteering to help our Decatur children learn the importance of bike safety.

 Dates: 9/30, 10/1, 10/2, and 10/7, 10/8, 10/9

Volunteers needed for the following shifts:




Please call Gregory White at 678-553-6543 if you are interested in volunteering or email greg.white@decaturga.com.

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