Students encouraged to walk or bike to school

Students encouraged to walk or bike to school

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Today is the day for parents to leave those four wheels at home and walk or bike with their student to school. It is International Walk and Bike to school day.

This special event is held each year in the fall, and encourages active ways for students to get to class and to improve air quality around schools and neighborhoods.

Laguna Elementary is one of the schools that participated today.

This day is really about a movement for year-round safe routes to school, which means promoting the need for sidewalks and reducing speeds in neighborhoods.  It also encourages students to be active and care for the environment.

Five schools participated this week and more than a dozen will participate next week.

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