Each October, children, parents, teachers and community leaders from across the globe join forces to celebrate the many benefits of walking and raise awareness of the need for safe places to walk.

The goal of the walk differs between communities but all highlight important issues, such as promoting healthier habits, improving the environment, or rallying for safer streets, and EVERY walk contributes to the creation of a more ‘walkable world’!


Living Streets have some great tips and resources for parents, teachers and decision makers to improve the walk to school for our little ones — take a look…

They are also encouraging those with children or caring responsibilities to pull on their wellies, trainers or autumn boots and rate their everyday walks using their quick and easy online tool — Rate Your Walk

Rating your walk will make it even more fun and may even make you see your local streets differently. You’ll also receive a walkability score and some tips for what you can do to improve your streets.

Find out more about International Walk to School Month

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Photo: livingstreets.org.uk

Posted on: October 3, 2017 | Author: Sustainable Merton
Categories: News