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Drive with Care: October is Walk to School Month (2016)

WBTS_LogoInternational Walk to School Day is October 5. This means that in October, cities across the US (and throughout the world) will hold Walk to School events to encourage students and their families to get to school on foot and experience the benefits and joys of walking in their community.
streetsmartsdiabloSchools in Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Concord, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek will be teaming up with Street Smarts Diablo for Walk to School events. Events in Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek will happen on October 5, while Brentwood and Oakley schools will celebrate on October 19.
With more students walking to and from school with this national event, motorists are reminded to drive with extra care, stay alert for children crossing the road, and be especially aware of school zone speed limits.
For a list of participating schools and event dates, visit the Street Smarts Diablo website.

Wednesday, October 6th is International Walk to School Day

CHAPEL HILL, NC (October 6, 2010) — Today, thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,200 schools across America are celebrating the simple act of walking and bicycling to school. It’s International Walk to School Day!
Now in its 13th year, this one-day event in the U.S. is a part of an international effort in more than 40 countries to celebrate the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school and to encourage more families to consider getting out of the car and onto their feet on the way to school in October.
Walking and rolling to school also embodies two main goals of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign: to increase our kids’ physical activity and to empower parents to make these kinds of healthy choices.
For more information, visit http://www.walktoschool.org.

Walk to School Day 2009 is Approaching!

This year’s Walk to School Day, which is organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, is coming up soon! October 7 to be precise. You can register for the event here. Walking to school is not only fun, but also great for the environment and your kid’s health. The more people we can get on foot, the safer walkways, crosswalks, and bike paths will become!
Visit the Walk to School USA website for more information about setting up your own walk to school event, ensuring your child’s safety, or customizing your route.