Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Fairfax schools to celebrate walk and bike to school dayInternational Walk (and Bike) to School Day is on Wednesday, October 5. For the first time Fairfax Co Public Schools are celebrating the event by encouraging kids and parents to walk and bike to school on this day. The school system announced the event with a news release yesterday entitled FCPS Students to Participate in International Walk to School Day.
There's also a Walk to School Day web page on the school site with links to FABB, WABA, and Trails for Youth, the coalition of groups that has been working with the school system to gain support for walking and biking to school. Thanks to Jeff Anderson of FABB whose kids attend Wolftrap Elementary School. He has taken the lead on this effort, getting support from various school groups, and working closely with school staff to help spread the word.
See the list of schools in Virginia that are participating this year.