Cedillo to Administer LA Pedestrian Safety Pledge

May 25, 2018

Cedillo to Administer LA Pedestrian Safety Pledge
To host 300 youth to take the pledge on the south steps of City Hall

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo will partner with LAPD, LADOT and 300 school children from Council District 1 for a ‘Walk Wise LA Pedestrian Safety Pledge.’ In the City of Los Angeles, school-age children (ages 5-17) account for 19% of all pedestrian-related collisions and 18% of all fatally or severely injured pedestrians. Safe Routes to School, a supporting strategy of Vision Zero, is leading changes to create a safer Los Angeles for children walking and biking to school. The partnership between the City, the Council District Offices, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and the Los Angeles School Police (LASP), forms the fundamental team to the WALK WISE/DRIVE WISE Traffic Safety Education Pledge.

The WALK WISE/DRIVE WISE Pledge builds awareness about the importance of traffic safety education, including lessons such as “Be Alert, Look, and Listen,” “Be Visible, Day and Night,” and “Drive Safely.” Children will partake in a resource fair and take the official pledge led by the Councilmember.

WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, First District
Police Chief Charlie Beck, LAPD
Captain Alfonso Lopez, LAPD
Margot Ocanas, LADOT
Aldama Elementary School (Highland Park)
Gratts Elementary School (Westlake)
Tenth Street Elementary School (Pico Union)
Griffin Avenue Elementary School (Lincoln Heights)
Castelar Elementary School (Chinatown)
Loreto Street Elementary School (Cypress Park)

WHAT: Walk Wise LA Pedestrian Safety Pledge

WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am – Councilmember conducts pledge with students (City Hall South Steps)
11:30 am – Students enjoy resource Fair
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Schools return to schools

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street (South Steps), Los Angeles, CA 90012

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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