This year’s Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day is May 3rd. We already have 8 schools signed up in Iowa. And there is still time to sign up your school to participate!
Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day events have become a popular way for communities to connect with many issues that they care about. One of the main goals of this event is to create safer and more walkable routes to school. By encouraging students and families to walk, bike, or roll to school, communities can advocate for infrastructure improvements such as crosswalks, bike lanes, and sidewalks that make these modes of transportation safer and more accessible.
In addition to promoting safer routes to school, Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day events also aim to build a sense of community or school spirit. By encouraging students, parents, and teachers to participate in these events, communities can strengthen their ties and create a more cohesive and connected public. Whether it’s organizing a walking school bus, hosting a bike parade, or just walking to school with some neighbors, these events provide an opportunity for students and families to come together and celebrate the joys of active transportation. By fostering a sense of community and school spirit, Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day events can help create a positive and supportive school culture within the neighborhood.
Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day events offer an easy and low-commitment way for students and families to try walking, bicycling, or rolling to school. Many families may feel hesitant to make a permanent change to their commuting habits, but by participating in these events, they can experience the benefits of active transportation without making a long-term commitment.
In fact, families might be surprised at how much everyone enjoys walking, biking, or rolling to school. These activities provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and can also help students start their day with a burst of energy and a clear mind. By trying out these modes of transportation, families can discover that walking or biking to school may take less time than they thought and can even be a fun and enjoyable activity to do with their children. If the day is such a success schools and families can try out walking or biking to school once a month or once a week!
To register your school visit https://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration
For questions about registering, promoting, what kind of events, or where to get started reach out to our Safe Routes to School Manager, Matt Burkey