Posted on September 01, 2010 4:06 PM
Evanston encourages children to walk and bike to school
According to an August 13 Evanston Now article, the City of Evanston and its Health Department are encouraging youth of all ages to walk to school in groups or with their parents during the first week of classes (August 30 through September 3). The city-wide education and encouragement program is called Walk Week. It is designed to promote walking to school and physical activity generally. A factsheet outlines the program and its goals.
Walk Week is free and open to all students in both public and private schools. Registration is not required. Suggested routes and safety information are posted on the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 website. Program materials are available for pick-up at Evanston libraries, recreation centers, and YMCA/YWCA.