Tag: International Walk to School Day

Help Wanted: Be a Crossing Guard, Be a Hero

Picture this: A 6-year old little boy, Johnny, lives just ten minutes away from his elementary school. Today is his special day; it’s Johnny’s turn to present to his class for show-and-tell. Little Johnny spent all night last night deciding what to bring. Should he bring his signed basketball from […]

Let’s get moving! Walk to School Day happening 10/10

It’s that time again – International Walk to School Day (IWTSD) is right around the corner. On October 10, 2018 kids across the globe will be hitting the sidewalks for the 22nd annual IWTSD. There are so many great benefits that come with walking to school. It fosters a feeling […]

International Walk to School Day

What began in 1997 as a one-day event in Chicago, International Walk to School Day has grown into a movement for year-round safety when it comes to kids and their routes to school.  This year’s Walk to School Day takes place Wednesday, October 4.  With participants in over 40 countries and […]

Take note, kids are going back to school

Central Florida schools resume classes this month and that means it’s time for a refresher course on street safety for children on foot and bikes. OK, parents, please grab a pen and notepad and take notes. There will be a quiz immediately following this lecture. Before school starts, map out […]

The Super Bowl of Ped Safety Initiatives

Talk about PED engagement.  Try this: More than$100,000 worth of media coverage and reaching 1 million+ people through 6 TV stations, 3 community pubs and a host of online bloggers.  Not to mention Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…with likes, retweets, comments from the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Education, Streetsblog USA, Smart Growth American (Dangerous by […]

Walkin’ and Talkin’…about Walk To School Day!

Passersby looked a tad confused on October 8, as more than 1,500 OCPS students walked jubilantly towards their schools holding signs and waving to friends all to celebrate International Walk to School Day.  Walking? Remarkably refreshing!  Encouragers of safe walking and active transportation joined in — Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Maitland […]