Walk to School Day 2011 – Bigger than ever!

Posted Friday October 07, 2011 by admin

A huge group of walkers streams down 16th Street in the early-morning sunshine. Photo: Marianne Szeto

San Francisco’s central Walk to School Day event on Oct. 5 was at Marshall Elementary in the Mission.

One of over 40 events around the city, this was big and joyful — we’d expected rain but walked in sun. At one point, the 16th and Mission intersection was entirely filled with pint-size pedestrians.

Drivers just waited and smiled.

Read more on Mission Local and check out the SF Chronicle slideshow

Kids get ready to walk at Kidpower Park. Photo: Kate Elston

Walk SF's Elizabeth Stampe talks to Marshall students, with city leaders including Supervisor Jane Kim and Mayor Ed Lee. Photo: Marianne Szeto