More than 600 Walk to School event coordinators answered the National Center for Safe Routes to School's call for feedback on communities' experiences with Walk to School 2008. Results from the Walk to School survey will be reported in the National Center's progress report in March. One important advance finding is that 75 percent of Walk to School events led to long-term changes in policies or infrastructure. This is the highest percentage ever reported for this question. Event coordinators also reported on the nature of the changes, leading organizers and motivating factors.
Thousands of families walked to school together in October 2008 as part of Walk to School Day.
More than 3,000 events officially registered on the U.S. web site, www.walktoschool.org. To view the names of registered schools that participated in Walk to School Day in the U.S., please visit www.walktoschool.org. For photos of Walk to School activities from the U.S. and around the world, please visit www.iwalktoschool.org/photos/index.htm.
To receive additional feedback throughout the year, the National Center for Safe Routes to School has set up a special phone messaging system to record feedback at any time. Please call and leave a message, including your name, city and state at (919) 809-7777.