— Students at approximately 60 elementary schools across North Carolina
will walk or bike to school tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 3) to celebrate
International Walk to School Day, a global effort aimed at building awareness of the benefits
of walking and bicycling.
A list of North Carolina events can be found at the
Walk to School Day website. These range from one-day celebrations to month-long
activities that include pedestrian and bicycle education, walking and school
bus programs, safety awareness campaigns and health and wellness promotions.
International Walk to School Day is supported by
the National Center for Safe Routes to School. NCDOT’s Safe Routes to School
program and Walk to School events share many of the same goals of creating
safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasizing the importance of issues
such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic
congestion, environmental concerns and building connections between families, schools
and the broader community.
To learn more about International Walk to School
Day, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.
For a list of pedestrian safety tips, visit NCDOT’s Watch for Me NC campaign website.
|Click this image to view at original resolution|