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  • Walk n’ Roll to School Day

    Mar 04, 2015 | Read More News
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    Family Walking to SchoolJoin thousands of families across Pima County walking, riding bikes, skating or scooting to school on Walk n’ Roll to School Day Friday, April 10. The event is held each year during Bike Fest 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 n’ Roll to School Day. Many of these schools received special bike and pedestrian safety training from the Pima County Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, a program that works to enhance child safety. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is also assisting with this popular event by providing presentations to classes about air quality, health and actions we can take for cleaner air.

    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.

    Schools registering before April 1 will receive a prize for every student actively commuting to school and 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.  Olga can provide information on 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 Walk n’ Roll to School Day to improve the quality of life for residents throughout our region.