The Bishop Police Department is sponsoring the Bishop School District’s annual “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, to promote healthier habits for the community.
“The schools are encouraging students and parents to walk or ride bicycles to school to promote healthier habits, a cleaner environment, safety, community benefits and because its fun,” a press release from the PD states.
The PD is asking the public to be very aware of children and parents on the streets during this event. “Kids will be walking from all over the city and we would like driver’s to be cautious of them,” the press release states.
Areas of major traffic concern will be; Home, Elm, W. Pine and Grove streets.
The back parking lot behind Whiskey Creek is a meeting place for walkers to gather and walk up Grove Street to school, so drivers should be aware of large groups crossing Main Street. The School has also advised children will be walking from the trail behind the Bishop Elementary School, which starts from Diaz Lane area.
“Parents who are driving their children to school are encouraged to park away from the school and walk with their children, this may cause some congestion on the side streets with parking, and so please be patient,” the PD said. “Drivers, please be aware of the crossing guards out assisting with the walkers and riders near the schools. Please be patient and remember to be courteous to everyone out participating in this event.”
For more information about “Walk to School Day,” contact the Bishop Unified School District or you may contact the Bishop Police Department.