These days, walking to school has become something of a rarity—between busy schedules, traffic-clogged roadways, heavy backpacks and worried parents, kids usually jump in the car for a ride to school.
But on Wednesday, Oct. 9, Redwood City 2020, in collaboration with the Redwood City School District, will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day.
The event will begin with kids, parents and community leaders walking from a designated start location, and will arrive to school, just before the school day begins.
Across the U.S., more than 5,000 schools in all 50 states plan to participate in the event.According to the City of Redwood City, Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking, bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
Are your kids planning on walking or riding their bikes to school today? Send us your photos and we'll post them tomorrow on Redwood City Patch!
- Contact Alonso Barahona at 650-423-2207.