International Walk to School Day- October 5, 2016


This year the International Walk to School Day is October the 5th. The worldwide event, which began in 1997, involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.   

Why Walk or Bike?

Safe Kids Oregon believes there are different reasons to support walking and bicycling to school including:
Healthy Habits

Clean Environment

Reduce of traffic congestion and air pollution.

And … It’s Fun!
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Safe Kids Awards Four Grants in Oregon:

Four coalitions received a $500 grant from Safe Kids Worldwide to support their efforts in the October International Walk to School Day. These grants will help the Safe Kids Coalitions work with schools as they celebrate Walk+Bike to School Day.  The coalitions that received funding include:

  • Safe Kids Columbia County
  • Safe Kids Columbia Gorge
  • Safe Kids Northeast Oregon
  • Safe Kids Oregon

Thank you to all the coalitions for your great effort.
Please take some time and check the safety tips from Safe Kids Worldwide, HERE.

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Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States.  Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury.  Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is proudly led by Oregon Child Development Coalition.