• Walk to school with a purpose – to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.
  • A global event held in early October that gives children, parents, teachers, administrators and community members an opportunity to work together to make their communities safer and more pleasant for walking.

  • Lead a walking group of kids to school.
  • Take transit, get off one or two stops early and walk.
  • Park a few blocks away from school and walk.
  • Volunteer to coordinate or help with your school’s Walk to School Day.


  • To increase physical activity for students, families and staff.
  • To improve personal and pedestrian safety near your school.
  • To reduce automobile congestion during school drop off and pick up.
  • To save on fuel costs.
  • To help the environment.

For further information contact Marianne Szeto of Shape Up San Francisco at marianne.szeto@sfdph.org. Additional resources, updates, and helpful tips available at sfsaferoutes.org