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  • Walk 'N' Roll to School

    Walk 'N' Roll to School Week, a Big Success!

    Walk 'N' RollThe Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) teamed up to host Walk ‘N’ Roll to School week, October 4- 8, 2021, to encourage students to use active transportation, such as walking, biking, scootering, skateboarding, or rollerblading to get to school.

    When students utilize these methods of getting to school instead of driving in a car, they not only improve their physical fitness, but also reduce congestion and emissions from motor vehicles near schools. Each participating student received a Walk ‘N’ Roll to School sticker and was entered into a drawing to receive a grand prize (scooter, bike pannier, or Hydroflask water bottle) provided to each school.

    Twenty-one (21) Pima County schools from six (6) different districts participated during that week and joined thousands of other schools around the country in celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 6th. PDEQ also hosted an event at Los Amigos Elementary School to highlight their weekly “walking school bus” program, with 175 students walking to school on that day!

    PDEQ will continue to work with participating schools to help facilitate safer routes infrastructure, ensuring that active transportation can continue throughout the school year.  

    Additional resources from the Walk & Bike to School Network

    Additional resources from PDEQ and Partner Organizations

    Vehicle Idle Reduction at Schools - PDEQ
    School Pocket Parks - PDEQ
    Teacher Resources - PDEQ
    Presentations on Environmental Topics - PDEQ
    EcoKids Activities - PDEQ
    Drive-Less Pledge - PDEQ
    Sate Routes to School Tucson
    National Safe Routes to School
    How to Not Get Hit by a Car
    Safe Kids Pedestrian Safety (K-3) Lesson Plan
    Re-envisioning School Streets: Creating More Space for Children & Families

    Questions? 

    Contact PDEQ Clean Air Program: Natalie Shepp, Natalie.Shepp@pima.gov, (520) 724-6885