International Walk to School Month
International Walk to School Month is celebrated in October and sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School.
International Walk to School Month is an annual global event that takes place each October. It is a mass celebration of active transportation and its related issues are used to introduce communities to the Active and Safe Routes to School program.
The proportion of journeys to school made by car has increased considerably in the last several years, with the effect being a gradual decline in the number of children walking and wheeling to and from school on a regular basis.
The key themes that are promoted during IWALK include: increasing daily physical activity, improving safety, enhancing the environment, reducing levels of crime, developing community cohesion, promoting social interaction, and reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools.
International Walk to School Month Sponsor:
National Center for Safe Routes to School
To learn more, visit http://www.iwalktoschool.org/