You may have noticed the bright “Slow Down” banners in front of our schools. These are part of an exciting new traffic safety campaign from the City of Santa Cruz.
SCCS is proud to be partnered in this effort to improve the traffic behavior of everyone who uses Santa Cruz streets—whether you walk, bike or drive.
The campaign kicks off with a family-friendly celebration on Wednesday, September 13, from 3-6 pm at Kaiser Permanente Arena. SC Warriors mascot Mav’Riks, UCSC’s Sammy the Slug and CHP’s Chipper will lead young and old in activities that underscore safe rules of the road.
There will be bike valet service, a bike safety rodeo and raffle prizes including Southwest round-trip air tickets, free car service, new bikes, walking shoes, reflective gear, and much more.
Street Smarts will be presenting assemblies at our elementary schools in the second half of the year. The assemblies will be created with our middle school students through after school clubs that soon begin meeting. Details will be posted at cityofsantacruz.com/StreetSmarts.
Please mark your calendar to join SCCS at the Street Smarts kickoff on September 13!