International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this 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 – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
There are several schools in the Evansville area that are participating in this year’s event, including (but not necessarily limited to) Dexter, Caze, Highland, Fairlawn and Christ the King. Motorists are asked to be vigilant on the morning of October 10th as there several children walking near the schools.