‘Walk to School Day’ is Wednesday, October 6th

‘Walk to School Day’ is Wednesday, October 6th

October 5, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (10/6/21)

(Minnesota) — International Walk to School Day will have thousands of Minnesota students participating today (Wednesday, October 6th). 

The annual event is sponsored by Minnesota Safe Routes to School and encourages students and parents to increase physical activity and practice safe walking and bicycling activities. The event also hopes to make walking and bicycling more visible in communities, reduce traffic congestion, and strengthen connections between families and schools.

Walk to School Day also encourages parents and community members to begin thinking about the walkability in their neighborhoods, because children often walk to toher community destinations like playgrounds, libraries, pools, and more. 

You can learn more about Minnesota Safe Routes to School, which provides resources and grants to advance SRTS programs through planning, projects, and support, by going to the MnDOT website.