International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 6!

October 5, 2010

Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. 

Why does America Walks hope that you’ll consider walking and biking to school?

* To enhance the health of kids: Increased physical activity can combat a host of health problems facing kids today.

* To improve air quality and the environment: Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can help reduce air pollution.

* To create safer routes for walking and bicycling: Sidewalks, education programs and traffic calming measures are some of the ways to improve conditions.

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