WALKING WITH A MISSION: WALK OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL DAY 1999
It was a day made for walking with a mission. In keeping with that, more than 300,000 kids, parents and community leaders from some 170 cities across the United States found reasons to walk on October 6, 1999. Walk-to-school events throughout the world are creating powerful partnerships for change. Last year, in the United States, more than 850 schools in 34 states planned events that attracted over 300,000 walkers. In Canada, 525 schools and more than 100,000 kids, parents and community leaders walked. In the United Kingdom, 2 million children and their families representing 10,000 primary schools walked to school in May 1999. And in Dublin, Ireland, more than 10,000 kids walked to school during a week in September 1999. This document is a summary of the 1999 event in the United States and includes information on walk-to-school events from around the world. It shares some of the missions (to promote safety, health, physical activity, and concern for the environment) behind the walks that took place in 1999.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, CB 3430
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599-3430
- Publication Date: 2000-4
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Environmental protection; Health; Parents; Physical fitness; Safety; School children; Schools; Walking
- Geographic Terms: Canada; England; Ireland; United States
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Environment; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00793880
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM