WPB TO CELEBRATE 'WALK TO SCHOOL DAY' AT BELVEDERE ELEMENTARY
Mayor Muoio to Recognize ‘Jack the Bike Man’ on Day Promoting Safe Walking, Biking
WHO: Mayor Jeri Muoio, West Palm Beach
Chief Sarah Mooney, West Palm Beach Police Dept.
Chief Diana Matty, West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Dept.
Principal Diana Mahar, staff and students, Belvedere Elementary School
Palm Beach County School District
Florida Dept. of Transportation Community Traffic Safety Team
WHAT: As a part of the City of West Palm Beach’s Vision Zero: Safe Streets for West Palm Beach initiative, Mayor Jeri Muoio and the City have partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to celebrate Walk to School Day by educating Belvedere Elementary School students and parents on the benefits of walking and biking to school. Walk to School Day raises awareness about the need for safe routes for walking and bicycling and emphasizes the importance of increasing physical activity among children. The day encourages active transportation and, where needed, brings attention to changes that may be necessary, so that people can safely walk or ride their bicycle. The Vision Zero initiative, which was unanimously approved by Commissioners in August, provides a framework for reducing and eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
As a special way to celebrate the day, Mayor Muoio will **surprise** ‘Jack the Bike Man’ a.k.a. Jack Hairston by presenting him a ceremonial key to the City and proclamation in recognition of his commitment to bicycle safety and generosity toward West Palm Beach residents. Mr. Hairston has donated countless bicycles and helmets to the students and young residents of West Palm Beach.
WHERE: Belvedere Elementary School Cafeteria; 3000 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach
WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2018; 7:30am