Iowa Kids Are Encouraged To Walk, Bike Or Roll To School Today

Statewide Iowa — Iowa motorists will need to be extra watchful for pedestrians this (Wednesday) evening as this is Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day.

Matt Burkey, manager of the Safe Routes to School program at the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says the annual event encourages students to lace up their walking shoes or hop on their bicycles and find an alternative to riding the bus or getting a ride to school.

There are several motives behind the day, Burkey says, which include promoting environmental sustainability, building communities, and physical fitness.

The day is a great opportunity to get students excited about walking and biking, he says, while also promoting a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, in addition to reducing their carbon footprint.

Schools are encouraged to register their participation online and if they’re not taking part today, they can do so any day during May. You can learn more at:



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