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  • Pima County’s Walk n’ Roll to School is coming

    Apr 19, 2016 | Read More News
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    Walk to schoolJoin thousands of families across Pima County walking, riding bikes, skating, or scooting to school on Walk n’ Roll to School Day on Friday, April 29th. There is Still Time for Schools to Sign Up!

    The event is held each year in the springtime to encourage active and healthy ways for children to get to school and to improve air quality around schools and in neighborhoods. 

    Nearly 50 schools are expected to participate this year in Pima County’s Walk n’ Roll to School Day. Many of these schools received special bike and pedestrian safety training from the Pima County Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, a program that works to enhance child safety. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) assists with this popular event by providing incentives to increase school participation.

    “Walking, bicycling, and using other active modes of transportation improves health through physical activity, helps reduce obesity, reduces traffic congestion, and provides family members with an opportunity to spend quality time with each other, connect with neighbors, and learn how to be safe in traffic,” said Matt Zoll, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager with Pima County Department of Transportation (PDOT). 

    Participating schools will receive a prize for each student actively commuting to school and schools registering before Friday, April 22nd will receive a scooter, while supplies last, to raffle off to one lucky student. For registration and school participation information, contact Olga at (520) 724-BIKE or Olga.Valenzuela-Ochoa@pima.gov at PDOT.
       
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