The annual Walk & Roll to School Day event connects with many issues that communities care about, like creating safer, more walkable routes to school; building a sense of community or school spirit; and inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute more often. One-time events like Walk to School Day can increase the number of students who walk or bicycle to school even weeks after the day of the event. Walk & Roll to School Day events often turn into regularly occurring walking and bicycling programs, which over time can get significantly more students walking and bicycling to school.
Walking or bicycling to school gives children time for physical activity and a sense of responsibility and independence; it also creates an opportunity to be outdoors and provides time to connect with parents, friends and neighbors. The entire community benefits when there is less traffic congestion. One-time events like Walk & Roll to School Day can increase the number of students who walk or bicycle to school even weeks after the day of the event.