Tag: International Walk to School Day

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 […]

Getting To School on a Foot-Powered Bus

Walk To School Day Encourages OCPS Students to Skip the Bus Forty-five years ago, nearly 48% of all students in the U.S. walked to school. Thanks in part by the proliferation of automobiles and school bus service not required if students live within 2 miles of the school, the number has […]