Walk to School Day

What is Walk to School Day?
  • A global event held in early October that gives children, parents, school staff and community members an opportunity to work together to make their communities safer and more pleasant for walking.
  • A collective walk to school with a purpose – to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.
  • Walk to School Day is part of the “Encouragement” piece of the SRTS 5 E’s.


 

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Walk to School Day: A Reminder That SF Needs to Make Streets Safer for Kids

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A continuous “walking bus” of school children spanned several sunny blocks of the Mission this morning as the kids made their way to Buena Vista Horace Mann School. “Drivers just waited and smiled, and everybody had a great morning,” said Elizabeth Stampe, executive director of Walk San Francisco. San Francisco broke records for Walk to […]

A Walk & Roll to School Day Event in San Francisco

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Yesterday some 13,000 San Francisco children at 95 schools walked–and in some cases rolled in wheelchairs–to school as part of the 20th annual Walk-to-School Day (now called “Walk-and-Roll-to-School Day,” at least locally). The event is intended to encourage kids to walk to school and spend more time walking and playing outside. This is part of a global […]