Plan Walk to School Day in your community - Oct 6th, 2010

Walking School Bus in Columbia, Missouri
Walking School Bus in Columbia, Missouri

October is Walk to School Month! 

The Missouri Safe Routes to School Network invites all schools and communities to participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, Walk to School Week October 4-8, and Walk to School Month the entire month of October.

A Walk to School event at your local school is a lot of fun and gets a lot of kids walking and bicycling.

A Walk to School event can be started by a parent, a teacher, a PTA, a school principal or administrator, or even a student.

Walking to school is a great way for kids to get some healthy exercise and have fun at the same time. What's more, families who walk to school save on gas, as well as reducing congestion and air pollution around school.

To make it easy to organize an event, we made a checklist and various resources available for download below.

Please consider joining 3,000 other schools in the United States (3,000,000 children worldwide) by participating in this program.

Here are all the materials you need to plan a Walk to School event in your community:

More Safe Routes to School and Walk to School resources are here.

These Walk to School Day materials were adapted from materials developed by PedNET, Columbia, MO, and are made available for general use through their generosity.