FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Forest Park Elementary will celebrate students who walk to school by participating in National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Each day, thousands of students throughout Fort Wayne walk to school – some out of necessity and some as a healthy life choice.
Forest Park staff will meet students at four locations near the school and walk with them to school. Once they arrive, they will be greeted by members of the Fort Wayne Active Transportation Coalition, which supports making transportation safe and accessible in all forms.
The event is one of more than 5,000 taking part across the country under the guidance of the National Center for Safe Routes to School. The event is designed to bring awareness to safety for students walking to school, as well as encouraging walking as a healthy alternative to driving.