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Re: Sacred Heart Prep's new bike coalition

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:49:25 -0700

Thank you for the email. You are doing great work at Sacred Heart. Thank
you.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Dana Jordan <djordan_at_(domainremoved)

> Hello City Council Members of Atherton and Menlo Park!
> I am a teacher at Sacred Heart Prep who wants to fill you in on what SHP
> has begun this year. We (those cc’d) have established a new “SHP Bike
> Coalition” to bring more awareness to alternative transportation methods
> (we are bike-focused but are not exclusive - walkers, train riders and
> carpoolers can benefit too :)) on campus for many reasons:
>
> To minimize our contribution to local traffic during the school year
> To raise awareness for global benefits of alternative transportation
> To encourage exercise
> To encourage a more “calm” method of getting to a destination
> To celebrate and reward students and faculty/staff who make an effort to
> use alternate forms of transport.
>
> Here at SHP we have late start days about twice/month. These late start
> days go by the acronym EMFM (officially for “Early Morning Faculty
> Meetings”) and we have decided to work with these late start days for the
> students and make them officially unofficial “Every Means For Mother-Earth”
> days. This means every EMFM we offer a drawing for anyone who has used an
> alternate method of transport that day to win some fun swag. We’ve given
> away iTunes gift cards, biking safety gear, SHP t-shirts and candy/food and
> have had an amazing turnout thus far!
>
> Our Operations group (led by Mike Dwyer and Debbie Martinez, cc’d here)
> have done a fabulous job of encouraging alternate forms of transport - we
> even have a form that students/faculty/staff can fill out so that we all
> get scannable stickers for our bikes - the goal is to track biking over the
> months/years to use the data to potentially get some funding to support
> biking even more!
>
> What I’d like to ask of Menlo Park and/or Atherton is to help us encourage
> our community to bike (and use other methods) to get to school/work. I am
> an avid biker myself (I ride every day!) and know that Menlo Park has
> supplied bike lights to commuters on the annual Bike To Work Day. If there
> is any chance Menlo Park can provide SHP with some of those lights (or at
> least the contact you use so that we could make our own??) to help keep
> our bikers safe as the summer wanes, that would be much appreciated. Any
> other swag or information is welcomed and appreciated!
>
> On a personal note: THANK YOU for keeping the sign up on Valparaiso that
> says “don’t pass in bike lane” - makes me feel that much more safe when I’m
> riding to/from work.
>
> Thank you so much for your time,
> I’m happy to answer any questions and appreciate any feedback/guidance.
> Dana
>
> *Dana Jordan* | *Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton* | Associate Director,
> Center for Student Success
> 150 Valparaiso Avenue | Atherton, CA 94027 | (: 650.454.8498
> djordan_at_(domainremoved)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','cjohns_at_(domainremoved)
>
>
Received on Tue Sep 22 2015 - 09:48:48 PDT

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