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October 7th is Walk to School Day!

Join us as we celebrate International Walk to School Day. This global event began in 1997 and involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.

Image Courtesy of National Center for Safe Routes to School Image Courtesy of National Center for Safe Routes to School

Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old.

Here are some reasons to support walking and bicycling to school:

  • It’s fun!
  • It promotes healthier habits!
  • It’s cleaner for the environment!
  • It promotes safety!
  • It promotes a sense of community!

Use Walk to School Day to get your community on the right path.  This energizing event, reminds parents and children alike of the simple joy of walking to school and helps promote ongoing efforts to increase walking and bicycling all of the time.

Mark your calendars for October 7th...International Walk to School Day!

 

 

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