Each October, hundreds of children, parents, teachers and community leaders across Alabama walk to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. It is an energizing event, reminding parents and children alike of the simple joy of walking and biking to school. It also serves as an opportunity to focus on the importance of physical activity, safety, air quality and a more walkable community. This is why Walk to School events can be a great way to jumpstart a Safe Routes to School Program in your community. For more information about this event visit http://www.walktoschool.org/.