Walk & Roll to School Day will be Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Damon Seils.
“I encourage all students in Carrboro who are able to do so safely to walk, roll, or take the bus to school on this day and to consider doing so as often as possible during the school year” Mayor Seils said.
Walk & Roll to School days provide unique opportunities for students and parents to engage with other members of their community while also protecting our environment by reducing dependency on motor vehicle travel.
Anyone looking to participate in a group Walk & Roll to School should meet at the bike repair stand at Wilson Park, 110 Wilson St., between 7 and 7:15 a.m. There will be a group photo before the group begins to Walk & Roll to School at 7:20 a.m.
There will also be table in front of the school with a raffle for all students who walked and biked or took the school bus on that day, starting at 7:20 a.m.
Enabling and encouraging more students to walk, roll, or bike to school safely benefits the whole community by creating safer streets, reducing traffic congestion, improving accessibility, fostering a stronger sense of community, lowering household transportation costs, and improving the health of the environment