Media Advisory: Vision Zero Hero, Captain VZ, Debuts to Lead Children on Walk to School Day

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MEDIA ADVISORY 

FOR RELEASE:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Contact:  Kathleen Ferrier, 
Cell: (619) 571-5231

Vision Zero Hero, Captain VZ, Debuts to Lead Children on Walk to School Day

What:   Porter Elementary School is home to over 1,000 students. On Tuesday, April 4, they will be the first to meet San Diego’s newest super hero, “Captain VZ”, draped in a reflective cape and armed with a safety message that helps everyone unleash their superhero inside. 

Students and families at Porter North and South Elementary in San Diego will join with Circulate San Diego, the San Diego Police Department, and Captain VZ to celebrate Walk to School Day. Students will gather near school at Lincoln Park to form a “Walking School Bus” and be safely guided to school by parent volunteers.

Students and families at Porter North and South Elementary in San Diego will join with Circulate San Diego, the San Diego Police Department, and Captain VZ to celebrate Walk to School Day. Students will gather near school at Lincoln Park to form a “Walking School Bus” and be safely guided to school by parent volunteers.

When:   Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

               8:20 a.m: Parents and students gather at Lincoln Park (Corner of Franklin Ave. and Gloria St.), greeted by                                       San Diego’s own Vision Zero Hero, Captain VZ

               8:35 a.m: “Walking School Bus” departs from Lincoln Park (Corner of Franklin Ave. and Gloria St.) and makes its way to                   Porter North Elementary. Students will walk down T St. onto 47th St. and end at Porter North Elementary.

               8:45 – 8:55 a.m: Leaders speak at Porter North Elementary School assembly

Where: Start: Lincoln Park – 4825 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

             End:  Porter North Elementary, 445 S 47th St, San Diego, CA 92113

Who:    Students and families of Porter South and North Elementary, San Diego Police Department, Circulate San                                          Diego, and Captain VZ

Why:    Walk to School Day emphasizes the importance of walking, pedestrian safety, physical activity among children, and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. The celebration is part of the Vision Zero initiative, which is working towards zero traffic deaths and serious injuries in San Diego by 2025.

Partial funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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This event is coordinated in partnership with Circulate San Diego, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth.

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