Walk/Wheel on Wednesdays

“It makes me feel happy and it makes me feel energized ‘cause you get more exercise walking to school than when you drive in a car.”– Student, Hamilton

Whatever name your school gives it, the idea is to designate one day per month or one day per week as a Walk/Wheel to School Day, starting right after International Walk to School in October.

Families do not need to make a commitment to walk or wheel every day, just on the designated day, giving them opportunities to slowly break the driving habit and adjust their schedules accordingly. Successful Walk/Wheel on Wednesday programs have led to community-wide Walking School Buses/Bicycle Trains and reduced congestion around schools.