International Walk to School Day is less than a month away!
The global event involves communities from more than 40 countries that all walk and bike to school on the same day. This year Walk to School Day is October 9.
So why walk to school? For one, it's fun! It also teaches your children healthier habits and gets both you and them involved in physical activity. By walking you can promote a cleaner environment. Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can reduce congestion and air-polluting emissions. It also promotes safety. Building sidewalks, providing education programs and adding traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve safety. Encouraging walking and bicycling to school can help build support for infrastructure improvements in the broader community. And finally, the community overall benefits from it! Walking and cycling to school reduces traffic congestion, boosts a sense of community and improves neighborhood connections.
Learn more about Walk to School Day here.
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