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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thousands of families across Pima County are leaving the cars at home, and are choosing to walk or bike to school instead.

It's all for Walk 'n Roll to school day. Pima County says a record number of schools are participating this year.

This event, which takes place each year during Bike Fest, encourages parents and kids to get active - walking, biking, skating or even scooting to school. 

Doing so is not only a healthier option, helping reduce obesity in children, its better for the environment as well.  Getting out of the vehicle and walking improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion, it also gives families an opportunity to spend quality time with each other. 

An incentive for students to take part in Walk 'n Roll to school day, one lucky student at each school participating will have the chance to win a scooter. 

This has all been organized by the Pima County Department of Transportation Safe Kids Program, who provided additional training to the participating schools.

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