The Walk and Roll to School program, held during the month of October, encourages walking and bicycling in Dublin's families, schools, and the community. Throughout October, the City of Dublin works with Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools to increase awareness of issues surrounding physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and the environment. In the United States, International Walk to School Month is celebrated at over 3,500 events at participating schools. Walkers from the U.S. join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
In Dublin, all public elementary and middle schools in the Dublin Unified School District typically participate on the same day, International Walk and Roll to School Day, during the first week of October. Schools celebrate walking and bicycling with promotional assemblies; create Walking School Buses and Bike Trains from nearby locations; and offer giveaways, refreshments, and prizes. Students should check with Administration at their individual schools for more information on specific events planned regarding their Walk to School Day celebration.
Dublin's participation in Walk and Roll to School Week is partially funded by Measure B bike and pedestrian funds.
Safer Routes to School Maps
The City of Dublin is also continuing its efforts to build a "Safer Routes to School" map for each Dublin Unified School District elementary school, in order to help students and parents choose the safest route to walk, skateboard, or bike to school.
Check out your school's Safer Routes to School Map: