- Wednesday, October 6, 2010- Morning Commuters Around the World are Reminded to Watch for Pedestrians on International Walk Your Child to School Day. DC sMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2010View SourceWednesday, October 6, 2010- Morning Commuters Around the World are Reminded to Watch for Pedestrians on International Walk Your Child to School Day.
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October 6, 2010 is National & International Walk Your Child to School Day
In 1997, the Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago, modeled after the United Kingdom’s lead. Back then, it was simply a day to bring community leaders and children together to create awareness of the need for communities to be walkable.
By the year 2002, children, parents, teachers and community leaders in all states joined nearly 3 million walkers around the world to celebrate the second annual International Walk to School Day. The reasons for walking grew just as quickly as the event itself.
Whether your concern is safer and improved streets, healthier habits, or cleaner air, Walk to School Day events are aimed at bringing forth permanent change to encourage a more walkable America — one community at a time.
Pedestrian Safety Brochure: (DC Dept of Transportation) Brochure Attached