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Earth Day events go virtual on Midpeninsula

Original post made on Apr 20, 2020

With stay-at-home orders in place, many local Earth Day events are going virtual with their events marking the 50th anniversary of the unofficial holiday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:54 PM

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Posted by Earth-Friendly Ways to Move!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Quieter streets invite us to enjoy earth-friendly, family-friendly bike rides and walks and learn traffic safety skills--while carefully keeping socially distant. I just found a great new information source to help us do this!

• Palo Alto Safe Routes to School is offering NEW virtual and online bike and pedestrian safety educational resources and activities. Web Link These include free, personally customized virtual consultations for families. Bring your questions and ask the experts. If you aren't sure where bicyclists are supposed to ride on the road, are looking for tips for physical distancing while walking or biking during Shelter In Place, are wondering what kind of bike or accessories can improve your walking/biking experience, or if you have other questions, set up a virtual appointment by emailing <>;

• Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 and every day!

1). Choose earth-friendly transportation as often as possible;
2). Share the road safely by following Safe Routes to School tips. Web Link

If you are new to riding or want to get out on a bike more often, check out Palo Alto's Safe Routes to School Educational Resources for handy information about quieter routes for walking and biking and safety skills information. Find it here. Web Link

Learn how to experience your best ride possible! Riding bikes and walking is a great way to stay fit, have fun, and be green while getting where you want to go.

Happy trails, friends!

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