International Walk To School Day is an annual event promoting walking and bicycling.  Every October, millions of children participate globally.  But why once a year?  Why not EVERY day?  Walking is wonderful for many reasons:

  • Physical activity.
  • Teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills.
  • Awareness of where improvements are necessary to increase neighborhood walkability.
  • Reducing traffic congestion + pollution near schools.
  • Traffic calming.
  • Sharing time with friends + family.
  • Concern for the environment.

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Still having difficulty getting your child to walk?