Walk to School Month is an annual event that promotes walking and bicycling for several reasons…
Increases the use of pathways and boost physical activity
Teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to children
Reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools
Increases neighbor-to-neighbor interactions
Features eco-values like vehicle emission reduction and clean air
Virtual Pledge (Optional for students attending classes remotely) Are you attending school from home or prefer an alternate way to participate in Walk to School? Make a plan to take a walk along a pathway then sign the virtual pledge to show your teacher and receive a Walk to School button.
Use the new Interactive Pathways Map to find a park near you!
Games to Level Up your Walk
Chalk the Walk – Use sidewalk chalk to decorate the pathways with school pride, positive messages and tips for pedestrian safety.
Rock the Walk – Paint rocks to leave along pathways. Happy messages, safety tips and school spirit are encouraged.
Take a Nature Selfie – Take a selfie or footie (a picture of your feet) with a favorite tree, flower or other natural discovery. Use a hashtag to share online such as #yourschoolWALKS ex: #RideWALKS, #DeretchinWALKS, #PowellWALKS
Discover tree, plant, insect and wildlife species on your journey using theiNaturalist app here. Share your discovery by chalking the name of the species on the pathway.
Start a Litter Scavenger Hunt – Help keep our community looking clean and green by picking up litter.
Before setting off on the pathways, consider refreshing your knowledge of pedestrian and bicycling safety. For more information and guidelines for pathway safety, please visit our Parks and Pathway webpage. For videos and printable resources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, click on the Tips & Videos button below.