Bike & Walk to School Day 2015

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 6, 2015 (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?

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau

Upcoming Events
Memorial Day - Closed

Monday, May 25, 2015

George Washington's Forest History Walk

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Adult Learn to Ride a Bike Class

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Events Calendar

News Headlines
Commuter Stores, CommuterDirect.com closed on Memorial Day

May 20, 2015, CommuterDirect.com

Metrorail weekend service adjustments May 22-25

May 19, 2015, WMATA

Senate approves short-term highway bill

Bernie Becker, Jordain Carney, May 23, 2015, The Hill

Bike-share programs expanding worldwide

Perry Stein, May 22, 2015, Washington Post

Traffic, transit tips for Memorial Day

Robert Thomson, May 22, 2015, Washington Post

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