Fewer children are walking and biking to school, and more children are at risk of becoming overweight. The simple act of walking to school can add much needed exercise into a child’s daily routine. A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. Getting into a healthy routine early is as simple as walking to school.
Every October, International Walk to School Day gives children, parents, teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event celebrating the many benefits of walking.
City Walk is a unique six-part series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values and public space.
As the show explores the walkability of these communities, viewers will learn about American history by exploring culturally rich neighborhoods, stunning architecture, monuments and beautiful parks that have helped define the character of each city.
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