International Walk & Roll to School Day is Wednesday
October 1, 2012 Leave a comment
International Walk & Roll to School Day will be celebrated around the world this Wednesday, October 3rd. Decatur City Schools and St. Thomas More children will be walking, bicycling, skateboarding and scooting to school to celebrate Safe Routes to School.
From the National Safe Routes to School Center:
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,300 schools across the United Sates will walk and bicycle to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. This one-day event is part of an international effort to encourage more families to get out of their cars and on to their feet to enjoy the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school.
“Walk to School Day continues to inspire community-grown events that celebrate health, safety and a sense of community,” said Lauren Marchetti, director of the National Center for Safe Routes to School, which serves as the coordinating agency for the event. “Often, this one-day event becomes the catalyst to larger commitments and permanent improvements that make walking and bicycling to school safer transportation options year round.”
Be on the lookout for children and their families walking and biking and be sure to slow down, watch for pedestrians in crosswalks, and maybe walk to work or school yourself!
For more information on Decatur SRTS program, click here.