City and schools partner for International Walk or Bike to School Day on October 5
Last Updated: 9/28/2016
Roseville schools are teaming up with the City of Roseville to participate in the 9th annual Walk or Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 5.
Organized by the school's parent-teacher association and staff from the City of Roseville's Safe Routes to School program, the day is designed to encourage walking or biking to school in groups rather than driving. Thousands of students will be participating along with parents, teachers and community leaders. To dispel the common fear that walking to school isn’t safe, City of Roseville traffic engineers helped school officials designate safe routes for students to use when traveling to school. The goal is to motivate parents and students to give walking or biking to school a try. Schools have also started weekly walking days so children continue to be encouraged throughout the school year.
In addition to being low cost, walking and bicycling to school encourages an active lifestyle while creating a sense of responsibility and independence. The community also benefits with less traffic congestion and improved air quality as a result of fewer vehicles on the road.
The International Walk to School Day event is conducted in cooperation with the National Center for Safe Routes to School funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety.