More than 300 Michigan schools to participate in Walk to School Day


More than 300 Michigan schools will join students nationwide celebrating Walk to School Day on Wednesday.

Thousands of students, teachers, parents, and community leaders are expected to be involved in the event, which promotes healthy life habits and neighborhood safety.

The international event's goal is to promote safe walkable communities while reducing traffic and air pollution. It also gives the youth an opportunity to socialize with others in their neighborhood.

"MDOT is excited to partner with the Michigan Fitness Foundation to promote Walk to School Day to students across Michigan," said Mike Kapp, Administartor of the Michigan Department of Transportation's Office of Economic Development. "We are pleased to continue helping students walk and bike to school safely through the Safe Routes to School program."

The mission of the Michigan Fitness Foundation is to inspire active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events and policy leadership. 

For additional local information about Walk to School Day, please contact Ben Kohrman at 517-908-3833 or bkohrman@michiganfitness.org. For additional information, please visit:
Michigan Safe Routes to School website: www.saferoutesmichigan.org/w2sd   
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SafeRoutesMI 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SafeRoutesMichigan/ 
Use hashtag #Walk2SchoolDayMichigan