MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today joined local officials, students, teachers and parents for a walk on Boston Common to celebrate MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School program on International Walk to School Day.
“The Safe Routes to School program focuses on promoting healthy and sustainable transportation modes for students and their families,” said Registrar Kaprielian. “As part of its collaboration with teachers, school nurses, parents, local police and public health experts, the Safe Routes team also stresses walking and biking safety for all.”
Among the 300 participants today were students from Safe Routes’ first partner school, Waltham’s Northeast Elementary and students from Woburn, the 500th school to partner with the program. The 7- to 12-year-old students making the trek around the Common also included students from Malden’s Forestdale School, Boston’s Russell and Holmes Elementary, Somerville’s Kennedy School, Everett’s Keverian and Whittier Schools and Reading’s Parker Middle School.
MassDOT partners with more than 500 elementary and middle schools in more than 150 communities across the Commonwealth to deliver the Safe Routes to School program. The program encourages physical activity and healthy behaviors in an effort to curb childhood obesity rates.
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