Pictured left to right: SLUSD Boardmember Diana Prola, Safe Routes to School Coordinator Lisa Jackson, Bancroft Middle School Principal Jonathan Ferrer, Isaac Silva, Vice Principal Fabiola Fernandez, Vice Mayor Michael Gregory.
Bancroft Middle School sixth grader Isaac Silva won a brand new 24-inch mountain bike this week as part San Leandro’s Safe Routes to School Program.
The bicycle was presented Monday by Vice-Mayor Michael Gregory, along with San Leandro School Board Trustee Diana Prola and Safe Moves Coordinator Lisa Jackson.
Bancroft Middle School students took to the sidewalks and streets Feb. 11 and Feb. 13, for a chance to win the bicycle and two helmets. Students who walked or biked to school or participated in the safety workshops were given “Bancroft Bronco Tickets” for the drawing, which was held Feb. 15 at the school.
Isaac won the bike, and Julisa Brinoes and Jake Liebler, both also sixth graders, won the helmets.
San Leandro’s Safe Routes to School Program is part of a nationwide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grades.
The city’s program encourages a healthier lifestyle and provides increased safety education, enforcement and infrastructure improvements that will help keep children safer when walking or biking to school.
The program is made possible through a federally funded Safe Routes to School grant of $410,000, and is administered by the city’s Engineering and Transportation Department. Programs are implemented by Safe Moves and the Alameda County Transportation Commission Safe Routes to School Program.
For more information, call Reh-Lin Chen, Senior Transportation Engineer, at (510) 577-3438.
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