Walk & Bike to School Day 2014

Walk and Bike to School Day is October 8, 2014

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

Like Bike and Walk to School Day each spring, Walk and Bike to School Day reminds parents and students alike of the simple joy of walking and biking to school while focusing attention on the importance of physical activity, air quality, safety, and walkable, bikeable communities.

Walk and Bike to School Day 2013 took place on October 9.  Logistical details of the 2014 events are below.

Photo: group of children walking in crosswalk

WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (morning)
Students celebrated their “commute” and were 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 advance safer routes to school
  • To build community
  • To improve air quality and environmental awareness
  • To promote active transportation
  • To earn goodies like reflective pedestrian wristbands, bike bells, and healthy refreshments!

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

MORE INFORMATION:

Did You Know?

50% of all trips Americans make are less than 3 miles; 40% less than 2 miles, 28% less than 1 mile.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 2009

Upcoming Events
Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Bike Ride with Kidical Mass

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fall Family Festival, Capital Bikeshare Fiesta

Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Events Calendar

Local News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

October 27, 2014, WMATA

Arlington County Manager recommends new wheelchair-accessible taxis

Ethan Rothstein, October 29, 2014, ARLnow

Halloween: Expect the unexpected

Robert Thomson, October 29, 2014, Washington Post

More News & Events