Join us and thousands of other students in the USA and around the world as we get outdoors and enjoy that early morning crisp fall air and WALK TO SCHOOL!
Fewer children walk or bicycle to school than did so a generation ago.
- In 1969, 48 percent of students in grades K through eight (ages 5 through 14) walked or bicycled to school.1
- In 2009, only 13 percent of students in grades K through eight walked or bicycled to school.1
- In 1969, 89 percent of students in grades K through eight who lived within one mile of school usually walked or bicycled to school.2
- In 2009, only 35 percent students in grades K through eight students who lived within a mile of school usually walked or bicycled to school even once a week.1
- Statistics from Walk to School site.
This is an opportunity lost. Walking or bicycling to school gives children time for physical activity and a sense of responsibility and independence; it also creates an opportunity to be outdoors and provides time to connect with parents, friends and neighbors. The entire community benefits when there is less traffic congestion.
Check out the official International Walk To School site www.walkbiketoschool.org
- Log your miles
- Sign up your school if they are not involved already
- Get ideas for planning an event at your school in 7 days or less
- Find activities your children can do in class
- & More
Don’t live close to school? DONT LET THAT STOP YOU, drive close enough and park on a side street to at least walk a mile. Let us be the positive role models and encourage our kids to stay healthy an exercise, they will have fun and know they accomplished something and are part of such a positive fun event. Call their friends and neighbors, make plans to walk together! As always practice pedestrian safety, check the link for more tips. Look forward to seeing you out on the sidewalks!!