International Walk to School Day – 511 Contra Costa

2012 International Walk to School Day

Int’l Walk to School Day- October 2013

Please join us on October 9, 2013 for Int’l Walk to School Day!
Brentwood, Byron, and Oakley Union School Districts Participate after Fall Break on October 16, 2013!

Int’l Walk to School Day aims to promote permanent change by giving students and their families the opportunity to experience the benefits and joys of walking in the community.  This fun event promotes student health and fitness, pedestrian safety, and concern for the environment while decreasing traffic congestion around campus. An annual event, Int’l Walk to School Day builds connections between families, schools and the community at large. Elementary schools throughout Central and East Contra Costa County are currently registering to participate.  Please join us!

Participating Schools: Int’l Walk to School Day 2013

Cambridge Elementary, Concord
Gehringer Elementary, Oakley
Hidden Valley Elementary, Martinez
Laurel Elementary, Oakley
Murwood Elementary, Walnut Creek
R. Paul Krey Elementary, Brentwood

Sequoia Elementary, Pleasant Hill
Timber Point Elementary, Discovery Bay

Contact Kirsten Riker at Street Smarts Diablo to get involved!   Walk on!
kriker@511contracosta.org     or    925-969-0841 x209

Walk This Way, Bus This Way- Over 100 Schools Participated in 511 Contra Costa’s School Programs This Fall

511 Contra Costa Programs a Huge Hit this Fall

Over 100 schools participated in 511 Contra Costa’s school programs this fall – congratulations to all who participated! Check out some of the numbers below.

International Walk to School Day


International Walk to School Day was a huge hit! With the help of 511 Contra Costa, 13 schools in Central and East County participated in Walk to School Day. Congratulations to all of our participating schools!

 Pleasant Hill Middle
R. Paul Krey Elementary
Strandwood Elementary
Gregory Gardens Elementary
Ron Nunn Elementary
Diablo View Middle
Parkmead Elementary
Walnut Creek Intermediate
Westwood Elementary
Diablo Vista Elementary
Turner Elementary
Carmen Dragon Elementary
Bancroft Elementary

We look forward to working with even more schools next year!

School Pool


511 Contra Costa served 107 Schools in Central and East County with the School Pool Transit Ticket program. Over 3,000 bus passes were given out to students to try the bus and leave the car behind. This year the School Pool program served more students than ever before. Now we call that a success! Learn more about our School Pool Transit Ticket Program.

Peace on the Streets: Ride On!

Congratulations to the 2,000 students from Martinez Junior High School and J. Douglas Adams Middle School for participating in the Fall 2011 Peace on the Streets: Ride On! program.

Through the combined efforts of both schools, students removed a whopping 482 vehicles from the streets on their respective Challenge Days! A special thanks to Ian’s Yogurt and STF BMX in Martinez as well as Brentwood Bike Co. and Willy’s Bagels in Brentwood for their generous donations to the Peace on the Streets: Ride On! program.