Oct. 8 is International Walk to School Day; a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.
The worldwide effort began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, the event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration, with record-breaking participation, each October.
Today, Thousands of schools across America in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, participate every October.
Representatives from the Culver City Safe Routes to School Program as well as members from Culver City Unified School District attended the Monday, September 22 city council meeting where those in attendance received a Proclamation from the City declaring October as Walk to School Month. In addition, Oct. 8 was proclaime Walk to School Day.
As part of the Culver City Safe Routes to School Program, the community is encouraged to participate in International Walk to School Day.
The Culver City Safe Routes to School Program strives to remind the community that walking and biking to school helps kids become more active while reducing traffic and pollution around schools.
For additional information regarding Walk to School Day, future events and other resources for walking and biking to school, persons interested can visit www.ccwalknroll.com.