Get ready for International Walk+Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 9. Students in Portland, across the nation and beyond will be taking to the streets to walk and roll to school.
Be sure to participate by walking or rolling to school with your student or by getting involved in your local school community to help make this school year a success. If you don’t have young ones in school, keep your eyes open for all those walkers and rollers on the road on October 9th, and be sure to slow down and give them a big thumbs up!
Portland has more than 80 schools participating in Walk+Bike to School Day. This event is part of the Bureau of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program that works with schools, parents and community groups to make walking and biking to schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all.
Helping students stay active every day - through healthy activities like walking and biking to school - is all about solving many of the seemingly overwhelming problems facing our communities (like obesity, chronic diseases such as diabetes, green house gases and congestion). Creating a healthy school community serves and supports active and productive students, parents and teachers.
Check to see if your school is registered for International Walk+Bike to School Day.
More info: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/ready/why-walk-or-bike