Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is an awareness campaign sponsored by the SchoolPool program as part of the Safe Routes to School initiative. The purpose of the campaign is to increase the number of children carpooling, taking transit, walking, and biking safely to school, highlight the health benefits of walking and biking, and emphasize the environmental and safety impacts of reducing vehicle traffic to schools.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge! These schools received a check from the SANDAG iCommute program to purchase school supplies.
Throughout the region, 29 schools, representing nearly 19,000 students, participated in the challenge from October 1 - 5. Overall, participants logged more than 7,500 miles.
Thank you to the more than 5,000 local students from 28 schools that participated in International Walk and Bike to School Day on October 3, 2012. Throughout San Diego, students tried an active way to get to school such as walking, biking, riding a scooter, or skateboarding.
Schools that participated in the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge won in so many ways! Benefits of participation included:
Even if your school did not participate in the challenge, you can still walk, ride, and roll to school with SchoolPool. Parents who use SchoolPool to successfully find public transit trips, carpool partners, bike buddies, and walking school buses and track their child’s/children’s trips in the online TripTracker system, are eligible for prizes.
For more information on the SchoolPool program, or the Walk, Ride, and Roll Challenge, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 511 and say "iCommute."
San Diego Zoo
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! - San Diego Zoo, 2012 Gold Annual Partner
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SchoolPool fact sheet (English/Spanish)
How Parents Sign Up for SchoolPool Step-by-Step (English/Spanish)
School Administrator’s Guide to SchoolPool