Big jump in students walking to school during Walk ‘n’ Roll week |

Big jump in students walking to school during Walk ‘n’ Roll week

A campaign to get students out of the car and onto the sidewalk is rolling at full speed in Nevada County.

Grass Valley School District’s first celebration of Walk ‘n’ Roll week began last Wednesday and will culminate tomorrow with International Walk to School Day.

Lyman Gilmore School teacher Randy Dixon reported a 50 percent increase in the number of students walking or bicycling to school.

Nevada City School District kicked off its Walk ‘n’ Roll campaign Monday and will continue through Friday. Nevada City Police officers were parked in school zones Monday morning, discouraging speeders as students walked to class.

Walk ‘n’ Roll is a project funded by a federal Safe Routes to School grant, which provides money for extending sidewalks and promoting the environmental and health benefits of walking.

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