PRESS RELEASE: Redmond Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Press Release

Redmond Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day 

October 2, 2018

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – On Wednesday, October 10, Redmond students, their families, teachers, and the community are invited to join schools nationwide to celebrate International Walk to School Day. 

Walk to School events emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, and caring for the environment. This October, thousands of schools across the country, including ten Redmond schools will be participating in the 22nd Annual Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day is facilitated as a part of the City of Redmond’s SchoolPool program, which rewards local students and schools for reducing the number of drive-alone trips to school.  

Although Walk to School Day is focused more on walking, it welcomes and encourages all forms of active transportation to school. With parental, neighborhood and community-wide support, Walk to School Day is an educational celebration to ensure that children and adults learn the joy of bicycling and walking safely.

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For questions, please contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on