On August 26, 2009, UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™ will launch “Walk More in Four,” a statewide initiative to encourage elementary-age children in Utah to walk and bike to school safely during the four weeks in September.
The Press Event to Launch the program will take place in front of Foothills Elementary at 3:15 on Wednesday, August 26th. Participating in the Launch Event will be Riverton Mayor, Randy Park UDOT Representative, Principal Yost and a GMS Representative.
Here is how the program works:
Between Monday, August 31 and Friday, September 25, all Utah elementary students are encouraged to walk or bike to school at least three days a week, or 60 percent of the time. Bused students can walk or bike their neighborhood while practicing safe walking and biking habits.
· Students should keep track of the days they walk or bike to school on a chart that can be downloaded beginning Tuesday, August 25 at www.udot.utah.gov/snap.
· To ensure safety, students should use the school’s SNAP Map, which shows the safest walking and biking routes to school (obtain a copy from the school).
All students who walk or bike at least three days a week during those four weeks and return their chart to UDOT will be entered into a drawing to win bikes, helmets, backpacks, scooters and other great prizes donated by community supporters. The return address for mailing is provided on the chart.
To be eligible for the drawing, students must mail their completed chart with a parent or guardian’s signature to the following address on September 28, 2009. The charts must be received by October 5, 2009 (The drawing will take place on National Walk to School Day, October 7, 2009):
SNAP/Walk More in Four
375 West 200 South, Suite 275
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
For more information about SNAP, including helpful tips, visit www.udot.utah.gov/SNAPParents.