Monday, September 15, 2014

October 8 is Walk/Bike to School Day!

If you are not already walking or biking to school, planning a school-wide Walk/Bike to School Day is a great way to get started!

Walking or biking to school reduces use of fuels, boosts physical activity and also improves academic test scores. A number of schools have established walking, school bus or bike train programs, making predetermined stops to pick up and drop off students on the way to and from school. To help schools in setting up their own walking, school bus or bike train programs, contact the City of Austin Child Safety at 512-974-7273 or for information on:
  • road safety tips
  • neighborhood maps for plotting customized walking or biking routes
  • wear reflective vests per route for the parent or community volunteers
  • reflective arm bands for student participants
Learn even more about how to plan a Walk/Bike to School event here.

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