Walk & Bike to School Day 2016

September 8, 2016

Walk and Bike to School Day 2016 is Wednesday, October 5

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 2015 took place on October 7.  Logistical details of the 2016 events coming up fast on October 5 are below.

Photo: group of children walking in crosswalk

WHAT: Walk and Bike to School Day 2016

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (morning)

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 celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day at your school!

MORE INFORMATION:

  • For general information, visit walkbiketoschool.org
  • For information on walking to school, visit WalkArlington.com or contact info@walkarlington.com.
  • For school-specific information, check with the main office at your individual school.

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

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230
Arlington Mill Trail
392
Ballston Connector
323
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271
Custis Rosslyn
347
Joyce St NB
160
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63
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1558
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1025
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268
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80
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