Walk to School Day made headlines from coast to coast. Here are just a few news stories that illustrate the importance of Walk to School Day as a catalyst for Safe Routes to School activities.
Rockenbaugh Elementary in Southlake, TX (right)
Los Angeles Times
Walk to School Wednesday Highlights Traffic Rules — Austin, Texas
Walk to School Day Promotes Physical Activity — Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan
Cheaper by the Foot... Ann Arbor, Michigan
International Walk to School Day in Vienna, Virginia (morning show video)
Walk to School Day Gets Neighbors Together — Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn’s Helmets on Heads program are now accepting applications for 25 mini-grants of $1,000 each.
In 2012, the Map-21 transportation legislation made changes to the Federal Safe Routes to School program that added a required state or local match of up to 20 percent of project costs.
Registration is now open for the 18th Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014. This event is a part of an international effort to celebrate the many benefits of walking and bicycling to school.
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