October 1, 2021
In addition to Pedestrian Safety Month, October is also International Walk to School Month and the City of Mississauga is launching a Mississauga Walk to School Month online event. Throughout October, the event encourages all Mississauga students, their parents and guardians to leave their car at home and use active transportation to get to and from school or their designated bus stop. Active transportation includes walking, rollerblading or travelling by bike, scooter, skateboard, wheelchair or other mobility devices. With many students returning to in-person learning and residents and commuters returning to work, there is more congestion on Mississauga’s roads. Walking and rolling is a healthy and fun way to travel to school that contributes to safer streets and reduced traffic congestion in and around school zones. The event also promotes staying safe by following road and trail rules.
Participating students or their parents or guardians are encouraged to keep track of the number of times they walk or roll to or from school or the bus stop. Students learning virtually can participate by tracking their walking or rolling trips, such as in their neighbourhood, through a local trail or to run errands with family. During the month of October, participants can download an online certificate to celebrate the number of trips they made, as well as share their accomplishment on social media using the hashtag #WalktoSchoolSauga.
Walk to School Month Event Details
An online event to encourage Mississauga students and their parents or guardians to get to and from school using active transportation. The event also promotes staying safe by following road and trail rules.