CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: October 5, 2015
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TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
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Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) Encourages Schools to Participate in Celebrating International Walk to School Day
The Connecticut Department of
Transportation is encouraging Connecticut schools to join schools from around
the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October
Walk to School Day is aimed at bringing awareness to the need for healthy,
walkable communities. On this day community leaders, parents, teachers
and students can walk together and bring about a permanent change for safe,
active transportation to your schools and in your communities.
all over Connecticut will celebrate Walk to School Day with hundreds of
students walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers and
are being organized by local volunteers and school officials, with additional
support from the CT Safe Routes to School Program. Events usually begin
with kids, parents and community leaders walking from their homes or other
designated drop off sites to school, along with special school activities
associated with the walk. Register your event at www.walkbiketoschool.org to get some event
planning ideas and incentives.
addition, the CT Safe Routes to School Program is working with schools across
the state, offering free assistance to schools seeking to develop or expand
walking and biking opportunities for students in their communities. SRTS
programs help identify what keeps kids from making the choice to walk or bike,
and then develop strategies to change the environment and culture.
October is International Walk to School month. Again, register your event at www.walkbiketoschool.org and get event ideas for not only for Walk to School Day on October 7th, but throughout the month of October.
Get involved and letís make it a record year for safe walking and bicycling to school in Connecticut!