Walk to School Program 

International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month and The Woodlands Township encourages residents to hike or bike to school. 

Walking to School... 

  • Reduces traffic congestion, pollution and speeding around schools and neighborhoods. 
  • Increases the use of pathways and boosts physical activity. 
  • Teaches safe walking skills to children. 
  • Increases neighbor-to-neighbor interactions. 
  • Features eco-values like conservation and clean air. 

Reduce Idling

When you must drive, remember to reduce idling. Not only does idling waste gas and produce carbon monoxide, but it also damages pollution controls equipment on your vehicle. Turning off the car and starting it again uses less gas and produces less carbon monoxide than idling for 30 seconds or more. Find more tips on the Drive Clean Texas website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if we live too far to walk? 
    • Drive to a church or shopping center parking lot near your school, park and walk from there. 
  • What if my school does not have formal activities?
  • What if I don't have school age kids? 
    • Join in or cheer on the walkers in your neighborhood and along their route. Remember to drive carefully and be on the lookout for pedestrians and bikers. 

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