Mayors Walking to School

Over 1,500 mayors have been invited to Walk to School Day!

How mayors are using Walk to School Day for a commitment to safe walking and biking

  • Showcasing new sidewalks and paths that connect to schools
  • Promoting Safe Routes to School travel plans
  • Demonstrating walking and biking safety improvements resulting from walking audits
  • Establishing walking school bus programs
  • Announcing a public art competition for students to design bike racks to encourage biking downtown
  • Issuing a challenge for regular walking and biking to school

What mayors are saying about Walk to School Day

  • “This event is one of the highlights of our year…We’re certainly committed to making the entire city pedestrian and bike friendly.  Not just for our students, but for everyone.”
    Thomas Lauzon, Mayor of Barre, VT
  • “It's very fun to see the next generation of parents and kids embracing this awesome effort.”
    Paul Blackburn, Mayor of Hood River, OR
  • “I do this to bear witness to the positive aspects of walking to school; physical activity, a chance for mom and son to spend time together, and experiencing the outdoor environment.”
    Mary Sessom, Mayor of Lemon Grove, CA

What mayors are doing on Walk to School Day

  • Walking with students
  • Greeting students as they arrive to school
  • Issuing and reading proclamations
  • Handing out awards or snacks to students walking to school
  • Promoting the event through press releases and social media

Mayors, learn more here about joining Walk to School Day.

 

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