Bike & Walk to School Day 2014

What is Bike and Walk to School Day?

Similar to Walk and Bike to School Day each October, Bike and Walk to School Day encourages students to bike or walk to school while teaching them about the health and environmental benefits of biking and walking. Bike and Walk to School Day also helps to raise community awareness about the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety education, safe routes to schools, well-maintained walkways, and traffic calming in our neighborhoods and around our schools.

This energizing event reminds parents and students alike of the simple joy of biking and walking to school while focusing attention on the importance of physical activity, air quality, safety, and bikeable, walkable communities.

Photo: group of children walking in crosswalk

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (morning)
Students will celebrate their “commute” and be greeted upon arrival on campus by school, Arlington Public Schools, and/or County representatives.

WHERE: Elementary, Middle and High Schools (in Arlington and across the country!)

WHO: Elementary, Middle, and High School students, families, teachers, staff, Arlington Public Schools officials, Arlington School Board members, Arlington County Board members, WalkArlington and BikeArlington staff, PTAs, community members, and the media.

WHY: The reasons are many and compelling.

  • To enhance health
  • To promote safer routes to school
  • To build community
  • To improve air quality and environmental awareness
  • To earn goodies like reflective pedestrian wristbands, bike bells, and healthy refreshments!

JOIN:  Visit our handy toolkit to help you get started with putting on a successful Bike and Walk to School Day event at your school!

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Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington -- more than half of the 20 stops in all of Northern Virginia.