International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day

NEWS ADVISORY                

Contact:  Allie Scrivener;
(619) 522-2423;
ascrivener@coronado.ca.us

 

City, Coronado Unified School District to celebrate

International Walk to School Day October 5

CORONADO, CA (September 28, 2016)The City of Coronado, Coronado Unified School District and Circulate San Diego will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 5.

Approximately 3,500 students from Coronado Middle, Coronado High, Coronado Village Elementary, and Silver Strand Elementary Schools will be walking and rolling to school on Wednesday, October 5, as parents, teachers and community leaders provide encouragement.

The main event occurring at Coronado Middle School will begin at 7:30 a.m. with students walking to school. Walkers and bicyclists will arrive at the school from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Local elected officials will be attending the event at Coronado Middle School.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by the City and Circulate San Diego, with collaboration from Coronado Middle, Coronado High, Coronado Village Elementary, and Silver Strand Elementary Schools. The purpose of Walk to School Day is to promote healthy communities and active transportation choices.

For additional local information, please contact Allie Scrivener at (619) 522-2423. 

For additional information about Walk to School Day, please visit these websites:

Walk to School Day in the USA                    www.walkbiketoschool.org                

National Center for Safe Routes to School    www.saferoutesinfo.org               

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About International Walk to School Day
  • Walk to School Day was established in the United States in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America. Canada and Great Britain already had walk to school programs in place. In 2000, these three countries joined together to create International Walk to School Day.
  • In May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School was established to assist communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school.
  • The National Center for Safe Routes to School serves as the national coordinating agency for Walk to School and Bike to School activities in the United States.
  • Walk to School Day began as a simple idea – children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on a designated day. It is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. Schools focus on health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.

  • Organizations supporting International Walk to School Day in the United States include America Walks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Students Walking to School
Posted on 09/28/2016
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