Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Wednesday morning pay close attention on your drive to work; more children and parents will be walking to school. October 7 is International Walk to School Day.

Children in grades K-8, teachers, and community leaders will walk and bike to and from school to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety as well as health benefits that come from exercising.

Events include organized walks, Walking School Buses, special bike rides, interactive simulated computer games, parades, and other local projects. Schools in Bessemer, Birmingham, Gadsden, Hoover, Northport, and Vestavia Hills are expected to participate.

Walkers from the United States will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world. In Alabama, Walk to School Day is supported by the Alabama Department of Transportation, Education, and Public Health. For more information visit