The City of Culver City and the Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD), through their Walk ‘n Rollers program will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 12, 2022. Students (and parents) at El Marino Language School, El Rincon Elementary, Farragut Elementary, La Ballona Elementary, Linwood E. Howe Elementary and Culver City Middle School are all welcome to participate. The main kickoff will be at Culver City City Hall, and additionally, each school is planning their own event. Mark you calendar for October 12, 2022 at 8 a.m.
Approximately 2,000 students from CCUSD schools will walk to school on various days throughout Walktober, along with parents, teachers and| community leaders.
In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to include more than 5,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
Walk to School Day events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling to and from school and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the
broader community. Generally, walking to/from school also teaches children valuable lessons in traffic safety and community awareness.
Additionally, Walk to School Day marks the launch of each school’s walk to school program. Organized by the City of Culver City and CCUSD’s Walk & Rollers program, Walk to School Day is part of the larger city-wide Safe Routes to School program, funded through a joint effort of the City of Culver City and CCUSD.
The program encourages parents to rethink their commutes to school by walking, biking, using transit or creating carpools. By reducing the number of cars going to and from school each day, the city aims to increase safety while creating healthier school zones.