Alameda County is hosting the 2021 International Walk and Roll to School Day (IWR2SD) event that encourages students to explore different transportation choices that reduce their carbon footprint, while remaining flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The big celebration, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, students will walk, bike, scoot, skate, use mobility devices, ride the bus, or share a ride, as a part of the effort to make our streets safer, reduce traffic, improve air quality, and provide a fun opportunity to exercise.
International Walk and Roll to School Day is a part of the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program, which promotes active and shared commutes to school. Students of all ages, caregivers, and school faculty and staff who live far from school are encouraged to participate by either trying transit, coordinating a carpool, or parking a few blocks away from school and walking to school together
Alameda CTC Safe Routes to Schools Program Manager Denise Turner said, “Time and again, the Safe Routes to Schools Program has seen International Walk and Roll to School Day prove to be an excellent way to increase active behavior while educating students with lessons that will last, we hope, a lifetime.”
On the event day, participating schools will submit their event data, such as the number of students who walked, rolled (using bikes, skates, scooters, wheelchairs and other mobility devices), took shared transportation, carpooled, or were driven by a family member, to their SR2S site coordinators by Monday, October 11. The event data and highlights will be published on the SR2S website on Monday, November 1.
Follow our virtual 2021 International Walk and Roll to School Day event at #WalkandRoll21 or go to the International Walk and Roll to School Day webpage.