April 2, 2013 > McKinley Elementary wins Platinum Sneaker Award
McKinley Elementary wins Platinum Sneaker Award
Submitted By Tess Lengyel
Photos By Noah Berger
Students across Alameda County walked, biked, and carpooled as much as possible during the first two weeks in March, competing in the annual "Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest" as part of the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program. The contest challenged students to increase their walking, biking, carpooling, and transit use to reduce emissions and increase physical activity. Contest participation has increased from 12 schools in 2011 to 58 schools this year.
After tallying the results, McKinley Elementary School in San Leandro showed the greatest increase in the number of students using active and shared transportation during the 2013 Golden Sneaker Contest, earning the Platinum Sneaker Award. McKinley Elementary was honored for its success by the Alameda County Transportation Commission at its March 28 Commission Meeting.
In addition to the county-wide competition, classes in each school competed with each other to have the greatest increase in green transportation modes, and the class with the greatest participation in each school received a Golden Sneaker trophy.
The contest was sponsored by the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Program, funded by the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
For more information, visit www.alamedactc.org.