Wednesday, October 8th is International Walk/Bike to School Day! As usual, North Davis will be celebrating with music, city guests, sign-ins, stickers and prizes! Prizes will be handed out that day, so get scanning! We hope you can make your best efforts to get your kids to school by walking or biking, especially Wednesday, October 8th.
Just a bit of history on this day:
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1995 in England with four schools. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, over 4,000 schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October. As you can imagine, Davis, CA, has always had very high participation, allowing our little town to qualify for much coveted grants to improve safety and ease of bike/walk access around the city.
Information on Active4me:
If your child hasn’t already registered for Active4.me, this is a great time to do so! This program logs miles of alternative transportation (NOT cars) NDE families use to get to school. Parents are notified when children arrive at school by text or email. As mentioned above, this information is used to generate data used in obtaining funds for bike and pedestrian improvements around town.
Please register your child at if he/she takes alternative transportation to school.