CENTRAL GLENDALE — As part of a growing campaign to reduce traffic and increase pedestrian safety at R.D. White Elementary School, parents on Tuesday parked their cars blocks away to pick up their children.
Teachers held signs with their names as students surrounded them Tuesday afternoon, and parents stood in the waiting area behind a line of orange cones as part of the Park and Walk program. School officials played loud walking-themed music to kick off the pick-up.
"We just appreciate your support in this endeavor, which is all about safety for our students, and the other great thing is everyone gets a little more exercise," Principal Suzanne Risse told parents outside the school.
The Park and Walk program is a pilot after-school process aimed at getting parents out of their cars to pick up their children, said Kara Sergile, a parent who's a member of the school's Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee.