Join thousands of schools and communities around the country that participate in Walk & Bike to School annual activities.
Bike to School Day is May 8, 2019
Walk to School Day is October 2, 2019
These events encourage community members to consider:
- Creating safe, friendly routes for biking and walking
- Building a sense of community or school spirit
- Inspiring families to walk and bike to school more often
There are lots of ways to get involved year round. You can start simply by encouraging students to walk or bike to school, then spread the word and build into a larger community-wide initiative. You can also plan and register a local event, see schools walking and biking in your community, and find support materials.
Children deserve safe places to walk and bike—starting with the trip to school. That’s why the National Centers for Safe Routes to School also partners with Vision Zero for Youth to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Vision Zero provides additional opportunities for advocates to tap into a broader initiative that city leaders have publicly and officially committed to. Encouraging your city officials to join Vision Zero for Youth can bring more visibility and possibly additional funding, improvements, or actions that benefit Safe Routes to School.
Plan and register a local event, see schools walking and biking in your community, find support materials, and learn more about this movement.