he 2016 Walk/Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 5.
The City of Burbank’s Public Information Office has produced a Public Service Announcement featuring Superintendent Matt Hill which began running on The Burbank Channel on Friday.
A national event can be an amazing impetus for change in communities. Through annual surveys, local Walk to School Day coordinators across the country have told us how a simple one-day event has led to great changes such as long-term walking and bicycling programs, new sidewalks and pathways, enforcement of unsafe driving behaviors and needed policy changes at schools and in communities.
Improvements that normally take a long time to institute can happen quickly when city officials walk or bicycle to school with students and see firsthand what needs to be done.
The first National Walk to School Day – called Walk Our Children to School Day – was held in 1997. Since then, it’s come a long way. In May 2012, the first-ever National Bike to School Day was celebrated across the USA.