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East Falmouth, Teaticket Elementary School

East Falmouth, Teaticket Elementary School

Thousands of elementary and middle school students throughout Massachusetts joined students from around the world in celebration of walking to school for International Walk to School Day (iWalk) on Wednesday, October 4th.

Massachusetts continues to be one of the top performing states with over 300 public schools participating.

Presented by Massachusetts Safe Routes to School, a program sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), this annual event promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for students by encouraging them to walk to school. Events such as iWalk help to increase students’ physical activity, educate students on pedestrian safety, and decrease traffic congestion in school communities.

Belmont, Chenery Middle School

Belmont, Chenery Middle School

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries with the goal of walking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement to encourage students to participate in year-round active transportation. The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program works with nearly 800 public elementary and middle schools in over 200 communities across the Commonwealth. The program aims to educate and encourage school communities on the health and safety benefits of walking and biking to school.

We invite you to learn more about the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program.

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