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Countdown to Walk to School Day 2022!

Wednesday, October 12 is Walk & Roll to School Day (WR2SD). WR2SD is an international event celebrated each year in October. This annual event began in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, to encourage walkable communities and has grown to an international event that takes place in over 40 countries worldwide. WR2SD encourages healthy habits, heightens awareness of traffic safety, draws attention to environmental concerns around schools, and is a great way to build local momentum for a Safe Routes to School initiative.

Michigan is joining states across the nation on Wednesday, October 12 to promote Walk & Roll to School Day. Formerly called Walk to School Day, the name change acknowledges inclusion and equity by encouraging all students to safely walk, bike, or roll to school by being active through whatever means they choose.

 

WR2SD is an easy way to bring elected officials, parents, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to encourage more walkable, bikeable, and accessible spaces for all users. Every school or community can engage in a wide range of activities, such as recognizing local champions or groups.

We encourage you to invite your elected officials to take part in your event. To find your local and state legislators, type in your address or location at openstates.org.

Walk & Roll to School Day (WR2SD) is an international event celebrated each year in October. This annual event began in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, to encourage walkable communities and has grown to an international event that takes place in over 40 countries worldwide. WR2SD encourages healthy habits, heightens awareness of traffic safety, draws attention to environmental concerns around schools, and is a great way to build local momentum for a Safe Routes to School initiative.

Michigan is joining states across the nation on Wednesday, October 12 to promote Walk & Roll to School Day. Formerly called Walk to School Day, the name change acknowledges inclusion and equity by encouraging all students to safely walk, bike, or roll to school by being active through whatever means they choose.

WR2SD is an easy way to bring elected officials, parents, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to encourage more walkable, bikeable, and accessible spaces for all users. Every school or community can engage in a wide range of activities, such as recognizing local champions or groups.

We encourage you to invite your elected officials to take part in your event. To find your local and state legislators, type in your address or location at openstates.org.

The 2022 Walk and Roll to School theme is coming soon!

Interested in joining the fun again or for the first time? You can participate anytime during the year, you don’t need a special day!

Interested in joining the fun again or for the first time? You can participate anytime during the year, you don’t need a special day! BUT – if you’d like to participate in Walk to School Day 2019, it will take place on October 2nd, 2019.

The 2019 Walk to School Day Theme is “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”!

Check the searchable list of 2019 registered schools (registrations from the National Safe Routes to School page are uploaded weekly).

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL FOR W2SD TODAY if you’re not on the searchable list.

Download the Walk to School Day Toolkit to start planning your event. The toolkit includes:

Visit the official Walk/Bike to School website for many more resources, including event ideas, planning tips, templates for flyers and press releases, talking points, and more.

For questions about the event, email Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator Adam Jenks or call 517-908-3816.