The annual International Walk and Roll to School Day event will be held on Wednesday, October 12 this year, encouraging students at 114 schools countywide to explore different transportation choices that reduce their carbon footprint, while celebrating the start of the school year. Students will walk, bike, roll, scoot, skate, use mobility devices, ride the bus, or share a carpool ride as part of an effort to make streets safer for active travel, reduce traffic, improve air quality, and provide a fun opportunity to exercise.
Part of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program, International Walk and Roll to School promotes active and shared commutes to school. “Given the excitement and creative ways students participated in last year’s virtual version of International Walk and Roll to School Day, I’m excited to see the energy participants bring to this year’s event,” said Alameda CTC Safe Routes to Schools Program Manager Denise Turner. “International Walk and Roll to School Day is an excellent way to increase active and shared transportation while engaging and educating students with lessons that will last, we hope, a lifetime.”
Look for event data and highlights to be published on the SR2S website on Monday, November 7. To learn more, please visit https://alamedacountysr2s.org/our-services/plan-an-event/iwr2sd/ and follow our virtual 2022 International Walk and Roll to School Day event hashtag, #WalkandRoll22.