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Mesa County residents should be extra
cautious during their commutes Wednesday, Oct. 19 because thousands of students
will be walking, rolling or biking their way to school for Walk to School Day.
Walk to School Day promotes an active
lifestyle and finding safe routes to school. Children who walk or bike to
school will see improvements in more than just their health.
Walking,
rolling and bicycling to school helps students:
  • Reach the
    recommended goal of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
  • Arrive at school
    energized and ready to learn.
  • Gain a sense of
    independence.
  • Learn and
    practice safe pedestrian behavior.
  • Leave the car
    behind and improve air quality.
  • Take an active
    role in their well-being.
Walk to School Day events build
connections between families, schools and the community. Take the time to walk
to school with your child and talk about the benefits of using different modes
of transportation.

Tope, Scenic, Rim Rock and Orchard
Avenue elementary school students will walk to school on Wednesday. Encourage
your children to walk, as well.