Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is an awareness campaign implemented by the iCommute SchoolPool program and Safe Routes to School initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, carpool, or take transit to school; to raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.
The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge and Walk and Bike to School Day took place in October. See a list of K-12 schools that participated in the events and that will continue to promote the SchoolPool program to parents and encourage student participation. iCommute provides marketing materials, incentives, and support.
Parents who logged their child(ren)’s trips during the challenge had a chance to win exclusive prizes from iCommute. Families who keep the momentum going and continue to log trips throughout November have another chance to win a kids’ bike!
Throughout the week-long challenge, schools received points for children’s walk, bike, carpool, or public transit trips to school. Schools received one point for every alternative commute trip logged by parents in TripTracker. Overall, participants logged miles equivalent to 56,313 home runs in Petco Park and burned calories equal to snorkeling in La Jolla Cove for 673 hours! The three schools with the largest percentage of students participating have won money for classroom supplies:
These schools were presented with a giant check at a school assembly and recognized in a SANDAG press release, in social media, and on the iCommute website.
Students who won kids’ bikes for taking and logging alternative commute trips are from the following elementary schools: Silver Gate, Hedenkamp, Heritage, and Albert Einstein Academies. Another bike will be given away in November!
There are many benefits to participating in the annual Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge:
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SchoolPool is a great way to connect students to the environment by encouraging walking and biking. Children who spend more time in nature connect better with wildlife and conservation - which is what the Zoo likes to see happen!