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  • Walk and Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 8th or 15th

    Sep 02, 2014 | Read More News
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    Join thousands of families across Pima County walking, riding bikes, skating, or scooting to school on International Walk and Bike to School Day, Wednesday, October 8th or 15th, depending on school schedule. The event is held each year in the fall to encourage active ways for children to get to school and to improve air quality around schools and in neighborhoods. A record number of local schools are expected to participate this year in Pima County’s Walk and Bike to School Day. Many of these schools received special training from the Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, a program that works to enhance child safety. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality's Clean Air Program is also assisting with this popular event.

    Walking, bicycling, and using other active modes of transportation improves health through physical activity, helps reduce obesity, reduces traffic congestion, and provides family members with an opportunity to spend quality time with each other and to connect with neighbors. Children Walking to School

    Participating schools will receive a prize for each student actively commuting to school and schools registering before October 1st will receive a scooter while supplies last to raffle off to one lucky student. For more information, contact Olga at (520) 724-BIKE or Olga.Valenzuela-Ochoa@pima.gov.  She can tell you how to register and which schools are participating in the event.   

    The Pima County Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Quality are working together to encourage children, parents and guardians to take part in International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 8th or 15th, 2014.