Nevada Moves Day

Celebrate Nevada Moves Day Wednesday
Posted on 03/12/2020
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WHAT: Celebrate Nevada Moves Day Wednesday, March 18. Schoolchildren joined by parents, teachers and administrators will take part in organized walks to promote walking or bicycling to school.

The entire month of March is designated as Nevada Moves Month, with school-sponsored walking and bicycle to school events planned for many counties across the state. March 18 is specifically designated as Nevada Moves Day. Children not taking part in an organized school event are encouraged to involve their families in safely walking or bicycling to school on Nevada Moves Day and throughout the month.

Nevada Moves Day is a statewide event started in 2010 by State of Nevada Safe Routes to School Coordinators. The day celebrates the fun and benefits of walking and bicycling to school. It also encourages K-8 students, school staff and families to get physically active.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

WHERE: Principals and/or staff will meet at the following locations and walk to the school with the students. All students who walk to or at school will be recognized.

Bordewich Bray Elementary School, 110 Thompson St. (7:45-8:25 a.m.)

Start: Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain St., to the school

Start: Carson City Fire Department, 777 S Stewart St., to the school

 

Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa
No meeting place. Students who walk to school will be recognized.

 

Fremont Elementary School, 1511 Firebox Road (7:45-8:25 a.m.)

Start: U.S. Post Office, 1111 S. Roop St., to the school

Start: Gas Station, 1615 E. 5th St., to the school

 

Fritsch Elementary School, 504 Bath St. (7:45-8:25 a.m.)

Start: Corner of N. Ormsby Blvd. and W. Winnie Ln. to the school

 

Eagle Valley Middle School, 4151 E. 5th St. (7:15-7:35 a.m.)
Start: Lady Tamales, 933 Woodside Drive (corner of Fairview and Desatoya Drive)

During Nevada Moves Day and every day, drivers should watch for children walking and bicycling to school and be mindful of school zone speed reductions, as well as varying school start times. Motorists should also only pass bicyclists when it is safe with at least three feet of space between the bicycle and vehicle and never overtake a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk.

Pedestrians and bicyclists should only cross streets when safe, and always look for vehicles before and while crossing. Per state law, no u-turns or passing are allowed in active school zones or school crossing zones.

To learn about specific Nevada Moves Day events, contact Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager Scott Bohemier at (775) 888-RIDE or abohemier@dot.nv.gov.