Safe Routes To School Programs

Walk & Bike to Anywhere Day

Walk and Bike to Anywhere Day is an event that encourages students and their families to try walking or bicycling on the same day as others. Caregivers and other adults accompany students on a walk to school or in their neighborhood, and staging areas can be designated along routes where groups can gather and walk or bike together. These events are often promoted through press releases, backpack/folder/electronic mail, newsletter articles, and posters. Students can earn incentives for participating or there is a celebration at school following the morning event. These events can be held for more than a day; Walk and Bike to Anywhere Days can occur as part of the international event or on a weekly or
monthly basis.

Target Audience
Elementary, middle school

Format
Event, school journey/pick-up and drop-off

Outcomes
Increased walking, increased bicycling, youth empowerment
Understanding of health and environmental connections

Discussion Questions
Have you ever participated in walk and bike to school day?
Are there places in your neighborhood that would make a good “staging area?”

Contact Us

Have questions or looking for additional materials? Let us know how we can help! Tom Holmes at tholmes@zanassoc.com

MN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

MnDOT Safe Routes to School Planning is a project of MnDOT.
This webpage was developed by Zan Associates in partnership with  Alta Planning + Design.

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