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.
• It’s FREE and offers transportation solutions when bus funding is limited and gas prices are high
• Improves children’s health – increased physical activity can help combat childhood obesity
• Gives parents a chance to connect with their kids while walking or biking to school
• Improves air quality and the environment
• Helps schools and districts meet their green goals
• Encourages safer environments around school zones – less traffic congestion can improve safety
• Instills healthy habits in children’s commute decisions
• Free safety materials and classes for students and parents
• Schools have the chance to win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies
The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge and Walk and Bike to School Day take place in October.
See a list of participating schools. K-12 schools in San Diego County that enrolled in SchoolPool and the week-long challenge will promote the program to parents and encourage student participation. iCommute provides marketing materials, incentives, and support. For more information, please refer to the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge Guidelines. Help your school win up to $1,000! If your school is registered, get ready for the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge: October 6 – 10 for traditional school schedules, and October 13 – 17 for year-round school schedules. In honor of International Walk to School Day, schools participating in the challenge may hold a Walk and Bike to School Day event on Wednesday, October 8. SANDAG provides free event supplies and resources.
Throughout the week-long challenge, schools receive points for children’s walk, bike, carpool, or public transit trips to school. Schools will receive one point for every alternative commute trip logged by parents in TripTracker on iCommuteSD.com. Scooters, skates, and skateboards count too. The school with the largest percentage of participation will win! First place wins $1,000 for school supplies; second place gets $750; third place receives $500. All Walk, Ride, and Roll to School trips must be logged by Friday, October 24, 2014. Along with cash prizes for the winning schools, parents who log their child(ren)’s trips during the challenge and throughout October, and during November also have a chance to win exclusive prizes from iCommute - including a new kids' bike!
For more information on the SchoolPool program, or the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 511 and say "SchoolPool."
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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, 2014 Silver Annual Partner
Administrator's Guide to SchoolPool Administrator's SchoolPool Registration Walk, Ride, and Roll Guidelines
SchoolPool Fact Sheet (English/Spanish)
SchoolPool Step-by-Step Guide for parents (English/Spanish)